FleetBroadband        Cost-effective, faster data flag_costa_rica.gif

  Maximize efficiency at sea

FleetBroadband is the latest Inmarsat’s communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice simultaneously through a compact antenna on a global level.

Key benefits

  • High throughput for seamless broadband connection.
  • Simultaneous voice & data communications.
  • Cost-effective, easy to manage solutions.
  • Reliable & flexible equipment.
  • Compatible with many crew welfare applications.
  FleetBroadband  Volvo Ocean Race  video
  FleetBroadband  Yacht  video 
  Enjoy faster & more cost-effective data

Based on 3G standards, FleetBroadband provides seamless broadband connection. You can access email, surf the web and run operational systems remotely at the same time as making phone calls.

Key features:

  • Standard IP: Up to 432 kbps over a shared channel, for email, Internet & intranet access and remote maintenance.
  • Streaming IP: Guaranteed on-demand data rates of up to 256 kbps for live video/audio applications.
  • Voice: High quality voice for bridge and crew communications.
  • ISDN: Supports ISDN at 64 kbps for legacy applications.
  • SMS: Send and receive 160 character text messages.
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   FleetBroadband  Coverage  Map                                                 FleetBroadband  Spotbeam  Coverage

High performance in a compact format

FleetBroadband terminals will use two kinds of stabilized, directional antennas. The above deck antennas are smaller than existing Fleet products used today and offer many more capabilities.

The following terminals are available:

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FB250   FB500
Radom diameter
approx. 29 cm
approx. 32-35 cm
approx. 60 cm
Antenna type
Antenna weight
2.5-3.9 kg
3.9 - 7.4 kg
16 kg
4kbps AMBE+2
4kbps AMBE+2
3,1 KHz Audio
4kbps AMBE+2
3,1 KHz Audio
Standard IP
up to 150 kbps 
up to 284 kbps 
up to 432 kbps
Streaming IP
8, 16, 32,
64, 128 kbps
8, 16, 32, 64,
128, 256 kbps
no 64 kbps
via SkyFile® Mail
Group 3
up to 14.4 kbps

Group 3 & Group 4
up to 64 kbps


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XCHANGE, maritime broadband bundle with Fleetbroadband 250 or 500 and Pharostar, see here...

Skipper 150

FleetBroadband entery level terminal:  The Skipper 150 provides simultaneous voice and high-speed data services through a compact antenna, to small and medium-sized commercial marine, fishing and leisure vessels, at an affordable price on a global basis. more ...





Get more than broadband

EX4U Telecom combines the FleetBroadband service with our Solutions portfolio, providing one of the most comprehensive communications solutions available to the maritime community.

To help you get more from your FleetBroadband, EX4U Telecom offers a number of solutions:

Universal Card: multi-satellite network operator card for prepaid voice, SMS and email.   Terralink Data Manager: set your own firewall-filters, administrate your account profiles, and select traffic priorities.  
Scratch & Web: prepaid data users are issued a MB amount of prepaid credit for e-mail, web browsing.   Terralink Interconnect: connect your ship with a seamless link to the corporate network in total security with our range of interconnection solutions.
SkyFile® Mail: free messaging and compression tool that saves time & money by compressing emails, e-faxes and SMS by up to 90%.   Satellite Direct®: enables you to palce satellite calls from any location to any satellite terminal, universal & flexible solution.
SkyFile® Anti Virus software allows you to protect your remote computer assets or network from potentially harmful viruses.   Satellite Direct Plus®: highly cost-efficient fixed-to-mobile calls.
SkyFile® NOAD: create & transmit regulatory forms to stay compliant with U.S. Coast Guard and National Vessel Movement Center regulations.   SkyFile® Weather: provides customizable professional weather information, high resolution satellite images and more.
YES Secure mobile:  YES Secure micro SD for encrypted Voice calls & SMS, are the only secure option for mobile phones on the market with NO backdoors!  For Satellite, GSM, 3G/4G, ISDN, PSTN, WLAN, VoIP.   YES Secure Network:  contact us for complete mobile & fixed network encryption on Land, at Sea, in the Air.
FleetBroadband  Multi-voice  Service:   Originally, you could only make one call at a time on FleetBroadband. However, with the new Inmarsat FleetBroadband Multi-voice Service you can now get up to nine simultaneous voice lines all with their own number (+870), on a single FleetBroadband terminal.  
  505 (SOS) Emergency Calling on FleetBroadband

The short code 505 has been created due to its resemblance to the word SOS.

Simply dial 505 on the FleetBroadband phone handset and the call will be directly routed to nearest Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCC) free of charge. The MRCCs provides assistance and advice to ships in distress, are multilingual and open 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Emergency calling service works on all FleetBroadband terminals. fleet_505_calling.jpg
All Satellite Access Stations (SAS) have the routing implemented and the following MRCCs will serve each satellite region initially:
 I-4 Americas  JRCC Norfolk, Virginia (USA)
 I-4 EMEA 
 JRCC Den Helder (Netherlands)
 RCC Australia, Canberra (Australia)

Enhanced SQT  Everyday low-cost calling

It is now easier and less expensive for crew to keep in touch with friends and family. With Enhanced Super Quiet Time (ESQT) for FleetBroadband, seafarers no longer have to wait for off-peak hours or promotional periods to make lower-priced calls. ESQT offers one low rate for prepay calls any time of day or year.

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To crew:
To ship managers:
To masters:
  • Prevents feelings of isolation
  • Calls made in freedom and privacy
  • Cheaper rates using prepay cards
  • Cost-efficient means to lift morale
  • Increases crew retention
  • Enhances recruitment package
  • Simple crew welfare solution
  • Improved productivity
  • Prepay cards reduce admin costs
  • Phones installed away from bridge
      Super Quiet Time (SQT)

    Super Quiet Time (SQT) enables seafarers to call home at special low rates during off-peak periods throughout the week and all weekend using prepay cards.

    Standard Super Quiet Time hours

    Normal SQT hours are 18:00 to 06.00 hours GMT from Monday to Friday. On weekends, SQT is available 24 hours a day. The weekend period runs from 18.00 GMT Friday to 06.00 Monday.

    In addition, Inmarsat also offers special promotions during holiday periods or religious festivals, where SQT is available 24 hours a day for a specified number of days. For your promotion plan contact us here.

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