BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network)
Inmarsat’s BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) from Network Innovations is a satellite communications service that provides broadband Internet data and telephone communications, simultaneously, through a single, portable device.
Based on IP technology, BGAN makes it possible for users to connect their Laptop PCs, switches, routers or other IP devices to the Internet or integrate them to their corporate network at speeds up to 492 Kbps. BGAN enables you to remotely access all the Internet based applications you would normally use from your home or office. BGAN offers seamless and continuous coverage in areas where terrestrial telecom networks are non-existent. The network is accessed via small, lightweight satellite terminals – about the size of a compact notebook PC – which are easy to set up, and simple to use.
BGAN is for anyone who would benefit from taking their office environment with them when they travel to locations where the telecommunication infrastructure is unreliable or non-existent. It is for users who want to run all their computer applications- securely, reliably and at speeds to match terrestrial broadband networks – when their work takes them away from the office. BGAN will help users to be just as productive away from the office as they are back at base and you do not need any special technical expertise to set up the service or use it. Journalists, oilfield services, military personnel, aid workers, survey crews, exploration teams and other established satellite users will especially welcome the performance, ease of use and portability of BGAN terminals.
BGAN is simple to deploy and operate. It is possible to go from backpack to BGAN in three minutes or less as demonstrated in this brief video.