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Globally Agile, Reliable, High-data-rate Communications for Ground Users

Intelsat FlexGround is a complete, end-to-end managed service solution specifically engineered to meet the comms-on-the-pause (COTP) and comms-on-the-move (COTM) connectivity needs of land-mobile operations. Now, defense and emergency management teams are equipped with the speed and reliability they need for mission success when and where it’s needed most.

Communications-On-the-Move (COTM), Communications-On-The-Pause (COTP), and Manpack communications are essential for situational awareness, multi-domain theater access, operational theater back-haul, and Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, ISR (C5ISR). These technologies help expeditionary forces and humanitarian aid providers with immediate access to reliable communications linking advance teams to information and services essential for their mission.


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Low SWaP terminals for superior reliability in the most austere environments

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Plans (5GB entry point for PAYG) that suit a wide range of usage requirements

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Self auto commissioning

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Subscription and terminal purchase options from GSA schedule

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High Speed
10x the speed of L-band plans at 1/10th of L-band prices (10Mbps vs. around 500Kbps)

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5:1 Data Pooling data plans allow end-customers to share a pool of data across multiple terminals

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High Data Rates
2-3x the speed of plans within similar price range (10Mbps vs. 4Mbps)

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Over 50 satellites worldwide with multiple layers of capacity for unprecedented resiliency


These 1.2m antennas are designed for long-term deployment, with coverage provided by latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates. Even though the satellite is fixed, portability is allowed.

Services options for these antennas include unlimited or monthly fixed GB packages for extended missions, or usage-based on-demand services that can be used for emergency responses that have limited duration.

  • Terminal operating in a fixed location
  • Coverage provided based on Lat and Long
  • Portability allowed

Communications-On-The-Pause (COTP) / ManPack

FlexGround is a communications game changer for mobility applications requiring compact, easy-to-use terminals to rapidly respond to contingencies worldwide, from Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief (HADR) to Combat Operations.

These grab-and-go terminals for both Manpacks and COTP easily fit in an overhead flight compartment or checked as baggage. Applications and systems are easy to operate and maintain, even by non-technical operators, providing wider use across the spectrum of user operations.

  • Stationary terminal that may deploy anywhere in coverage
  • Subscription available globally or regionally
  • Easily portable

Communications-On-the-Move (COTM)

Today’s defense and emergency management agencies need to deploy quickly and stay connected in places where terrestrial communications—and even the power grid itself— may be unavailable.

The industry-leading Comms-on-the-Move (COTM) offerings provide secure, agile, high-performing ground communications. And a pay-as-you-go cost structure ensures you only pay for the bandwidth you use.

  • Vehicle mounted terminal serviced on the move
  • Subscription available regionally
  • Fully auto terminal


Cobham Explorer 8120

The EXPLORER 8120 by Cobham Satcom is designed to offer unparalleled Comms-On-The-Pause performance, ensuring high-quality connectivity. In the field, this means you can count on EXPLORER 8120 to provide you with vital communications whatever the conditions.


The portable and flat-panel Satcube Ku terminal for ManPack is the least cost terminal in FlexGround’s portfolio, providing an intuitive user interface making operation simple – attach a cable, or connect to the built-in Wi-Fi and you could be online in under a minute.


FlexGround has been engineered to be compatible with a variety of ground terminals, including fixed options. These 1.2 antennas are designed for long-term deployment, with coverage provided by latitudinal and longitudinal coordinates.

Use Cases

Disaster Response & Recovery

FlexGround Comms-on-the-Move and Manpack solutions are specifically engineered to meet the real-time connectivity needs of local, state, and federal emergency management teams when communications infrastructure is disabled or destroyed due to a natural disaster.

Border Control

Border Control officers often operate beyond the coverage of cellular and terrestrial networks. FlexGround Comms-on-the-Move and Manpack systems provide the broadband connectivity for critical data, voice, and video applications—enabling teams to do their jobs safely and effectively.

National Guard

From supporting state and local emergencies to combat operations, the National Guard is “Always Ready, Always There.”

FlexGround Comms-on-the-Move and Manpack systems deliver the broadband connectivity to power communications across multiple domains and mission partners.

Department of Defense

Secure, mobile broadband is critical to accessing vital data, voice, and video applications in multi-domain environments.

FlexGround Comms-On-The Move and Manpack systems deliver the critical capacity and intelligence to enable decision superiority.

Related Solutions, Services & Products

Contact a local Intelsat FlexMove for Government specialist

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