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  BGAN, your  broadband mobile office
en Español
  With our award-winning Broadband Global Area Network – BGAN – service, you can set up a broadband mobile office in minutes from anywhere in the world. You benefit from simultaneous voice and high speed data in areas with limited access to fixed-line or GSM networks. We also offers a portfolio of guaranteed, on-demand IP streaming rates, and is the service of choice for many people.
  Key benefits
  • Access data applications at speeds up to 492 kbps and make a phone call at the same time.
  • Roam 4 continents in total freedom with compact & lightweight BGAN terminals.
  • Use the same device worldwide and navigate easily through the wide range of services via a user friendly software interface.
  • Enjoy top security thanks to our dedicated infrastructure.
  • Benefit from our wide range of value-added services, especially our secure interconnection solution.
  Simultaneous voice & high speed data
  Key features
  • High speed data rate (up to 492 kbps) for your corporate network & office applications: email, web, FTP, etc.
  • Guaranteed streaming rate (32, 64, 128, 176, 256,  up to 450 kbps) and BGAN X-Stream™ for live video & videoconferencing
  • ISDN (64 kbps)*
  • Voice: 4 kbps service, including voicemail
  • SMS up to 160 characters
  • Fax via 3.1 kHz channel*
  • Light-weight, portable terminals (<1 kg) suited to mobile users.
* depending on your BGAN terminal
Wide range of performance options    
The BGAN service comes in a range of small, lightweight satellite terminals, with a choice of performance options to suit different operational needs.
Standard terminals are highly portable and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The smallest terminals, not much larger than a paperback book, are designed to suit single users. Larger ones, the size of a laptop, offer more accessories and better bandwidth per-formance to fit mobile users requiring high-speed applications.
We offer you all existing BGAN terminals and services.
  BGAN, mobile broadband for you

Global Coverage
BGAN is delivered via three satellites that make up the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) network. All three I-4 satellites cover all surfaces of the earth, except for extreme polar regions. It is one network meaning you can establish a broadband or voice connection wherever your job or travel takes you.

Excellent In Stormy Weather:  All BGAN terminales are using the L-band for reception and transmission (the L-band has a very long wavelength), it is able penetrate through clouds and other atmospheric condition far better than large satellite dishes.

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Find your location on this map, you can approximate the compass heading and how many degrees up from the horizon one of the Inmarsat satellites will be.


Inmarsat-4 F1 I-4 Asia-Pacific 143.5° east longitude
Inmarsat-4 F2 I-4 Europe, Middle-East, Africa 25° east longitude
Inmarsat-4 F3 I-4 Americas 98° west longitude

  BGAN has been designed for simplicity
The highly intuitive user interface is standard across all BGAN terminals and it takes less than five minutes to establish a voice or data connection. So simple in fact, no technical expertise is required to set up.
BGAN terminals
Inmarsat voice and data services are accessed by a range of portable, fixed or vehicular BGAN terminals, which provide features and performance options to suit different operational needs.
The portable terminals can easily fit inside a backpack alongside a laptop and takes less than five minutes to get a voice and data connection, with no technical expertise needed.
Or you can mount vehicular BGAN onto trucks or vehicles and communicate on-the-move from one location to the next.

  Network reliability and longevity
The availability of our satellites and ground network exceed 99.9% so connectivity can be depended upon to access your business-critical applications.
The geostationary location of our satellites, mean that service is not affected by connectivity outages, often experienced by terrestrial or cellular technology in extreme weather or when comms go down following a natural or man-made disaster.
The Inmarsat-4 network have an operational life well into the 2020’s, a claim no competitor of ours can make
Typical sectors
    • All enterprise
    • Business Continuity
    • Oil and gas
    • Media
    • Utilities
    • Mining
    • Aid
    • Transportation
    • Government
  • Defense



Typical applications
    • Email
    • Internet access
    • Secure Voice, SMS, MMS
    • Secure VPN
    • Telephony
    • VoIP
    • SMS
    • Videoconferencing
    • Live video streaming
    • Time critical data transfer
  • Remote surveillance

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Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network service
  BGAN is accessible via a small,lightweight, satellite terminal, which is quick to set up and   easy to use.
You can use the same device worldwide.
A range of terminals is available from us.
Standard IP (send/rec) land portable, vehicular, military systems, providing performance options to suit different operational needs.
The service is accessed via Inmarsat LaunchPad, a software interface, which is standard across all terminals.
Terminal Model Manufacturer  Size (Weight)
Standard IP (send/rec)
Streaming IP (send & rec)
Other data interfaces
Ingress protection

Wideye Sabre 1
Voice and data single-user unit
Addvalue Communication 259 x 195mm (1.6kg) Up to 240/384kbps  32, 64kbps RJ-11 or Bluetooth handset/headset  N/A   Ethernet, Bluetooth  IP54

EXPLORER 300 Highly compact, robust terminal  Thrane & Thrane 217 x 168mm (1.4kg) Up to 240/384kbps  32, 64kbps RJ-11 or Bluetooth handset  N/A  Ethernet, Bluetooth  IP54

Highly compact, robust terminal

Thrane & Thrane 218 x 217mm (1.4kg) Up to 448/464kbps 32, 64, 128kbps RJ-11 or handset or 3.1Khz for audio  N/A   Ethernet (x2), RJ11  IP54
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Explorer 500 High-bandwidth, portable terminal Thrane & Thrane 218 x 217mm (1.4kg) Up to 448/464kbps  32, 64, 128kbps  RJ-11 (x2), Bluetooth handset or 3.1Khz for audio   64kbps via USB   Ethernet, USB, Bluetooth  IP54

Explorer 700 Multi-user with extended functionality

Class 1

Thrane & Thrane  399 x 297mm (3.2kg) Up to 492/492kbps  32, 64, 128, 176, 256kbps, BGAN X-Stream RJ-11 (x2), Bluetooth handset or 3.1Khz for audio   64kbps via RJ-45   Ethernet (x2), USB, Bluetooth, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g, digital I/O

 IP52 (terminal)

IP66 (antenna)


Explorer 727 Multi-user with extended functionality Thrane & Thrane  247 x 270mm (2.4kg) Up to 492/492kbps 32, 64, 128, 256kbps 2 x 2-wire, RJ-11 phone/fax, 3.1Khz for audio 64kbps via RJ-45 Ethernet (x4), USB

 IP31 (terminal)

IP56 (antenna)

Explorer 510

Multii-user with extended functionality

Class 2

202 x 202 x 52 mm (1.4kg)
Up to 492 kbps
32, 64, 128 kbps
Standard Voice:
4 kbps (AMBE+2) via SIP
Premium Voice:
3.1 kHz Audio, 64 kbps via SIP

1 USB Host port

WLAN 802.11 a/b/g


(antenna integrated)


HNS 9202

Reliable and lightweight Land Portable Terminal WiFi, IP based

Hughes Network Systems   345 x 275mm
Up to 464Kbps
32, 64, 128Kbps Via 2 RJ11 or Bluetooth 64Kbps via RJ45
Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB IP55

HNS 9201

High performance, multi-user terminal

Class 1 (not available)

Hughes Network Systems 345 x 275mm (2.8kg) Up to 492/492kbps 32, 64, 128, 176, 256kbps, BGAN X-Stream Via RJ-45 ISDN handset, via ISDN TA with RJ-11 (x2) for voice or 3.1Khz for audio fax 64kbps via RJ-45 Ethernet, USB, WLAN 802.11b  IP55

HNS 9211

Smallest, lightest BGAN HDR terminal
Hughes Network Systems 292 x 232 x 51mm 2kg
Up to 492kpbs (send and receive)
32, 64, 128, BGAN X-Stream, BGAN HDR**
Via RJ-11 (x2) for voice
Two-line RJ11 connector
RJ45 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN

Explorer 710

HDR (High-Data-Rate) streaming service.

Class 1


332 x 279 x 54 mm

(3.2 kg)

Up to 492 kbps

+ 650 kbps  + 325 kbps (Half-channel HDR)

4 kbps
3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

UDI 64 kbps I RDI 56 kbps

Analogue RJ-11 phone/fax interfaces
2 x LAN interface
1 x USB host interface
1 x ISDN interface
1 x Transceiver/Antenna interface
1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot
WLAN Access Point

Transceiver: IP52
Antenna: IP66


HNS 9201 M2M
Gateway to global machine-to-machine communications


Hughes Network Systems  345 x 275 x 50 mm (2.8kg) Up to 492/492kbps
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Ethernet, USB, WLAN 802.11b

HNS 9502 M2M (IP)
The world's most cost-effective, all-IP BGAN machine-to-machine satellite terminal, exceptionally low power consumption

Hughes Network Systems

2 parts - see specs

Up to




Wideye Ranger M2M
class 3 BGAN terminal with ruggedized mechanical enclosure

Addvalue Communication

305 x 186 x 49 mm

1.5 kg

Up to

32 kbps, 64 kbps Via RJ-11 (PSTN) for voice N/A 1 x RJ45 Ethernet Port
1 x RJ11 Analog Phone Port
IP 65


High performance, robust system

Addvalue Communication Terminal 340 x 253 x 61mm 3.5kg
Antenna 252 x 191mm
Up to 448 / 464kbps (send / receive)
32, 64, 128 kbps
2 RJ-11 ports for voice or fax
N/A 2 x Ethernet, WLAN, WiFi
IP 44 (terminal)
IP 56 (antenna)

Explorer 727

Multi-user device with extensive functionality

Terminal 247 x 270 x 43mm 2.5kg
Antenna 477 x 160mm
Up to 492kbps (send and receive)
32, 64, 128, 256kbps2 BGAN X-Stream™ on-the-pause
2 RJ-11 ports for voice and 3.1kHz audio / fax
56 / 64kbps
4 x Ethernet, USB
IP 31 (terminal) IP 56 (antenna)

HNS 9350

Multi-user with wireless capability

Hughes Network Systems  260 x 256mm (2.8kg)  Up to 492/492kbps 32, 64, 128, 256kbps Via RJ-45 ISDN handset, via ISDN TA with RJ-11 (x2) for voice or 3.1Khz for audio fax 64kbps via RJ-45 Ethernet, WLAN 802.11b

IP54 (terminal)

IP56 (antenna)

Hughes 9450

Multi-user with wireless capability

Hughes Network Systems 281 x 234mm (2.3kg)  Up to 492/492kbps 32, 64, 128kbps Via RJ-45 ISDN handset, via ISDN TA with RJ-11 (x2) for voice or 3.1Khz for audio fax 64kbps via RJ-45 Power over Ethernet ports(PoE) (x4), WLAN 802.11b

IP54 (terminal)

IP56 (antenna)
  1  There are derivatives of these terminals available that have been specially designed for machine-to-machine or bespoke applications.
2  Inmarsat supports 256kbps streaming at elevations above 45 degrees. Below this elevation, the 128kbps streaming connection is recommended.
3  Depending on location, Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 45 degrees.
4  Depending on location, Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 20 degrees.
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  BGAN X-Stream & Streaming
Unparalleled streaming rate for Inmarsat BGAN services for video transmissions

A new, guaranteed streaming data enhancement to BGAN services at a minimum data rate of 384 kbps, up to 450 kbps. This improvement is available for all BGAN Class 1 terminals from HNS and Thrane & Thrane, without additional hardware costs.

You can deliver even higher quality video back to the studio when broadcasting remotely. There is no need for an external antenna or any additional hardware, just use your existing BGAN X-Stream enabled terminal.

Our Customers & Partners will benefit from an improved quality and performance of top streaming video and high speed data. Specially designed for end-users in the media and government segments where guaranteed high-speed bandwidth is critical, our users can now benefit from improved BGAN performance from remote locations. BGAN X-Stream is commercially available globally now.


BGAN TCP Accelerator


Optimized your BGAN experience using the TCP Accelerator from Inmarsat. Send faster emails and data files via BGAN using the Inmarsat-developed TCP Accelerator software. The TCP Accelerator for BGAN is available for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OSX for PowerPCs and IntelMac hardware. It is installed on a BGAN user's PC and significantly enhances the performance of TCP traffic over BGAN in the 'send' direction.  We'll send the TCP Accelerator, manual & give live support to all our BGAN and FleetBroadband customers.

  BGAN Network Security

We offer several ways to control security over your BGAN network connection:
1. Firewall Controls, custom made for each BGAN account.
2. IPSec VPN over the Internet from HQ to the Inmarsat NOC.
3. Private BGAN Network via a leased line from HQ to the Inmarsat NOC.
4. ISDN Private line, an alternative to leased line private networking.


BGAN Firewall Controls


Firewall rules can be set up in minutes to limit what a BGAN terminal communicates with on the Internet. Unwanted traffic from any connect computer (such as Windows Update) is blocked from transmitting over the satellite network, as well as blocking malicious traffic from the Internet. Firewall rules can save you thousands of dollars in service costs. Comprehensive whitelists and blacklists can be created for individual BGAN accounts.

BGAN Firewall

  • Control traffic between the BGAN terminal and the Internet
  • BGAN Firewall Rules is a Free Service offered to all our BGAN subscribers    

We offer BGAN Firewall Traffic Controls that sit between the satellite network and the Internet.  Simply send us a list the IP addresses that a BGAN terminal is allowed to communicate with (whitelist) and deny all other traffic. This simple yet effective control slashes unauthorized BGAN usage, and protects the BGAN terminal from malicious incoming traffic. Now, outgoing traffic from background applications such as Windows update (which may transfer over 300 Megabytes), is blocked when any laptop is connected over the BGAN network.  Unexpected and unwanted charges to the BGAN service are eliminated.
At your request, we will apply custom rules to each of your BGAN terminal or Sim Card. Just let us know what IP addresses or domain names you wish to limit traffic through.

Creating BGAN Traffic Rules
Traffic rules would be created for each individual BGAN Sim Card.
Multiple rules may establish complete whitelists or blacklists. A typical whitelist is that allows limited traffic FROM the Internet TO the BGAN terminal. Whitelists are a common rule since they limit traffic ONLY between certain IP addresses, such as between a remote BGAN terminal IP address and a corporate server IP address.

There are 4 possible traffic types that can be configured:

  • Whitelist to allow listed IP traffic from the Internet to the BGAN terminal
  • Whitelist to allow listed IP traffic from the BGAN terminal to the Internet
  • Blacklist to deny listed IP traffic from the Internet to the BGAN terminal
  • Blacklist to deny listed IP traffic from the BGAN terminal to the Internet



Our BGAN VPN solution functions by means of a secure interconnection between your central network hub and your mobile Inmarsat BGAN or Fleetbroadband  terminal. There are two benefits to this scenario

  • since the VPN terminates at the NOC, speeds will not see a performance drop over the satellite network, which is a common problem with VPN over satellite
  • there is no need to configure individual remote equipment with VPN equipment or software since the VPN terminates at the NOC. All BGAN traffic is routed at the NOC through the VPN portal to your HQ.

A Private BGAN Network
We can establish a leased line or MPLS connection from the NOC to your HQ. In the latter case, we can save you the hassle of arranging international connections. Any solution can be discussed, and applications are integrated by our engineering team, to ensure that if you are developing a worldwide network, we will offer you the best and most cost effective solution.
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a mechanism in high-performance telecommunications networks that directs data from one network node to the next based on short path labels rather than long network addresses, avoiding complex lookups in a routing table. The labels identify virtual links (paths) between distant nodes rather than endpoints. MPLS can encapsulate packets of various network protocols. MPLS supports a range of access technologies, including T1/E1, ATM, Frame Relay, and DSL.

Contact us here for your mobile and fixed security solution with high level encryption.
   Get more BGAN with our solutions
   We provide BGAN solution with the widest range of innovative value-added services on the market:
   OTP:      Online Tracking Platform  is the industry leading asset / fleet / SCADA management and GPS tracking and mapping solution
   SkyFile® Mail:   reliable, secure and cost-efficient data transmission via email,e-fax and SMS.
   SkyFile® Anti Virus:   full protection from malicious software such as viruses, spyware etc.
   SkyFile® Weather:   customizable weather information, including high resolution images.
   SkyFile® Video:   capture, compress, edit and transmit video files.
   SkyFile® Access:   free FTP space to exchange large files, webmail & web browsing.
   Universal Card™:   prepaid voice calling, SMS, email & web usage – all in one card.*
   Scratch & Web:   prepaid credit for email, web browsing, chatting & FTP.  Contact us for details.
   Satellite Direct®:   place satellite calls from any location to any satellite terminal.
   Satellite Direct Plus®:   place highly cost-efficient fixed-to-mobile calls.
   Terralink™ Data Manager:   set firewall-filters, administrate account profiles & select traffic priorities.
   Terralink™ Data Manager Live:   view traffic consumption in real-time.
   Terralink™ Interconnect:   connect your mobile satellite terminal to your corporate network in total security.
   YES Secure 3G/4G WiFi: YES Secure micro SD for encrypted Voice calls & SMS, are the only secure option for mobile phones on the market with NO backdoors!    They contain no »proprietary« or »secret« encryption, no backdoors, no key-escrow, no centralized or operator-owned key generation, and require no key registration. For Satellite, GSM, ISDN, PSTN, WLAN, VoIP.
   STU/STE secure services:  communications at highest security level.
   * This service is not available for use in the United States.