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Inmarsat BGAN Launchpad Users – Upgrade to Latest Version

All Inmarsat BGAN users with land terminals operating in EMEA using LaunchPad should upgrade to the latest version of LaunchPad, which includes the Alphasat coverage map. Previous versions of LaunchPad are compatible with Alphasat but will display the I-4 F2 coverage for EMEA rather than the Alphasat coverage. (NOTE: No action is required for maritime […]

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Iridium System Time Change on March 3, 2015: Impact for Satellite Phone Users

On March 3, 2015 at 18:00:00 UTC, Iridium will change the Iridium L-Band system time count from “ERA1” to “ERA2”. As part of standard satellite network operations and maintenance Iridium periodically resets the Iridium L-Band count. For Iridium Satellite Phone users:  (Excludes Iridium GO! and devices shipped after February 23, 2015) The planned epoch time […]

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Press Release

Ready, Set, Live! Sky News first live broadcast on Inmarsat Global Xpress® service.

  30 January, 2015 – Reaching the latest milestone, Britain’s Sky News successfully broadcasts the first live, on-air transmission via Inmarsat’s new Ka-band satellite network, Global Xpress® (GX).  Partnering with Network Innovations (NI) and Inmarsat, Sky News was able to live stream HD video over the GX satellite (Inmarsat-5 F1) broadband network from Athens for […]

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FAQ General How To Satellite Phones

How to Dial a Satellite Phone

Man holding an Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone

Satellite phone numbers are different from land and cellular systems. This article provides the basics on how to dial a satellite phone from any device.

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Product Tests

Testing the iSavi Personal Broadband Terminal in the Moroccan Desert

Recently the BBC News Group tested the Wideye iSavi terminal, using the Inmarsat IsatHub service in a remote Moroccan desert location.  The test was to determine if the team could go into the middle of nowhere and have connectivity at a cost comparable or less than a terrestrial service even if 3G or 4G was available.  The […]

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