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BGAN

(Broadband Global Area Network) A mobile satellite network service launched in 2005 from Inmarsat plc that allows users around the world to connect to the Internet or a corporate network. The two geostationary (GEO) Inmarsat-4 satellites provide a secure VPN for both packet-switched and circuit switched services for simultaneous voice and data at approximately 500 Kbps. Especially useful where telecom/cellular networks are poor or non-existent, the remote user needs only a laptop and a small, portable BGAN terminal device to connect.

Regional BGAN
The precursor to BGAN, Regional BGAN (R-BGAN) is an IP-based service for email and Internet access. R-BGAN provides a shared 144 Kbps channel across Europe, Asia and Africa. See Inmarsat and GEO.
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She said the decision to lease additional BGANs was prompted by the letter sent by Smartmatic regarding the need for additional units to be used for the transmission of voting results.
Such services, and features include an onsite satellite phone, and BGAN repair centre, of which the reliability of is already known as one of the best in the business.
While wireless computer networks [intranet] are not likely to cause any problem if detected, discovery of BGAN usage for Internet access would be catastrophic.
Our goal is to help BGAN be the highly flexible, capable and reliable communications network customers turn to every day, over an extended time period, not just in times of emergency or crisis.
The Hughes 9202 BGAN land portable satellite terminal continues a strong Hughes tradition of innovation ahead of the competition, and is proving its value in the field every day," said Graham Avis, vice president of Hughes San Diego.
As a laptop-sized device, BGAN is ideal for the roving journalist to take on field assignments, particularly those embedded with the world's militaries or travelling to harsh environments," says Schalkwijk.
0 software is that it allows users to deliver full-screen broadcast-quality live videos through Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream service, which offers a guaranteed IP-connection from 384 to 450 kbps.
Inmarsat introduced higher streaming rates on the BGAN X-Stream earlier in 2009 to meet an increased demand from the media sector.
The solution is a synergy of IP-VPN and satellite technologies that marries four communication services -- BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) for mobile connectivity, satellite IP for land-based remote communications, maritime VSAT for maritime communications and ConnectPlus IP-VPN for other global business locations.
The group said growth in BGAN and strong demand for its maritime and aeronautical services gave it confidence for progress in 2007.
The SecureComms VoIP service supports up to four simultaneous secure calls per 64 kbps of bandwidth using Secure Telephone Unit, Secure Terminal Equipment and Future Narrowband Digital Terminal/Secure Communication Interoperability Protocol devices, as well as data over a variety of satellite platforms, including Inmarsat GAN and BGAN, and VSAT.
The first phase of BGAN is the Regional Broadband Global Area Network (R-BGAN), which is already available to almost all of North and Central Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, Western Australia and Europe (although, curiously, only a small part of the UK).