Lundberg Reappointed Director General Of INMARSAT

Olof I. Lundberg has been reappointed for a second six-year term as director general of the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT), headquartered in London. He has been director general of INMARSAT since its creation in 1979. Prior to joining the Organization he was with the Swedish Telecommunications Administration in various capacities, and was actively involved in developing new telecommunications services.

INMARSAT provides satellite communications services to the world's shipping and offshore industries.

It currently operates capacity on six satellites serving some 3,200 vessels; demand for some of its services is increasing at a rate of more than 60 percent a year.

INMARSAT is currently negotiating a contract to purchase from three to nine satellites, at a cost of up to $400 million, for its second generation system.

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