The Inmarsat-4 F2 (I-4 F2) communications satellite is being flown to a new orbital position above the Indian Ocean, creating a fourth full-service L-band region for customers in the Middle East and Asia (MEAS). The MEAS region is scheduled to start commercial services by the end of this year and will address increasing demand in the fastest growing region for Inmarsat's L-band services. The announcement follows the successful transition of Inmarsat's L-band voice and broadband data services for the EMEA region from I-4 F2 to Alphasat, the largest European telecommunications satellite ever built.