Inmarsat Equipment and Services

BGAN Service

BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) offers simultaneous voice and data and a portfolio of guaranteed, on-demand IP streaming rates, globally. BGAN is the service of choice for many people working in areas that have little or no terrestrial connectivity, from emergency responders requiring communications in the wake of a natural disaster to live broadcast media to scientists exploring remote areas. With Standard IP data service, BGAN provides the user with a data connection speed up to half a megabit, suitable for standard office-type applications such as email, internet and intranet access and VPN access to corporate networks. Knight Sky's portfolio of IP streaming rates allow the BGAN user to stream data at rates of 32, 64, 128, 176, and 256 kbps as well as supporting ISDN at 64kbps. BGAN rates are guaranteed and on-demand meaning that the user can select a streaming rate anytime and anywhere for any streaming application ranging from videoconferencing to live broadcasting via satellite. BGAN also allows a user to make a phone call while having an open Standard IP session.

BGAN Terminals and Equipment

Inmarsat BGANBGAN 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.
Portable terminals fit easily inside a backpack with a laptop and takes less than 5 minutes to get a voice and data connection, with no technical expertise needed.
Users can also choose a vehicular BGAN which can mount directly to any vehicle. This option allows users to communicate on-the-move from one location to the next.

Typical BGAN Applications

  • SMS
  • Videoconferencing
  • Live video streaming
  • File transfer
  • Time critical data transfer
  • Remote surveillance
  • Email
  • Internet access
  • Intranet access
  • Secure VPN
  • Telephony
  • VoIP


lsatPhone Pro Handset

IsatPhone Pro is the first global handheld satellite phone from Inmarsat. The IsatPhone is engineered to work in just about any environment. It features an intuitive GSM-style interface and color screen. IsatPhone Pro is designed for users in the government, media, NGO, oil & gas, mining and construction markets. The service operates on Inmarsat's I-4 geostationary satellite network.

Inmarsat lsatPhone Pro Handset

IsatPhone Features:

2.4 kbps voice service, including Bluetooth for hands-free use


2.4 kbps circuit switched data

Email messaging

SMS up to 160 characters, standard and predictive text

Built-in GPS capability
(view position and text)

8 hours talk time and up to 100 hours standby time