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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 e-mail and Internet access. R-BGAN provides a shared 144 Kbps channel across Europe, Asia and Africa. See Inmarsat and GEO.
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As part of the European Aviation Network, Cobham SATCOM will build on the original BGAN ground infrastructure that we established with Inmarsat, resulting in improved inflight connectivity and communication applications for more passengers.
We are very excited about this new combined portable/mobile BGAN capability," said Greg Ewert, president of Enterprise at Inmarsat.
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.
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.
By using a single, lightweight BGAN (broadband global area network) terminal, BGAN X-Stream delivers the fastest on-demand streaming rates from a minimum of 384 kbps (kilo bits per second) up to approximately 450 kbps.
Regional BGAN is a solution for international organisations and professionals in construction, mining, the oil and gas industries, transport, agriculture, tourism, NGOS, finance and the media, who need to connect to their corporate networks quickly and reliably.
Offers substantial immediate data rate improvement on existing BGAN terminals for mission-critical communications
World's smallest and lightest BGAN HDR-capable terminal to operate with Inmarsat's High Data Rate Streaming Service
com)-- Network Innovations, distribution partner for Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM, announces the delivery of the first EXPLORER 710 BGAN HDR terminals and HDR services to major news broadcaster Cable News Network (CNN).
NASDAQ: SATS) subsidiary Hughes Network Systems, LLC said it has signed Morsviazsputnik, the licensed operator of Inmarsat's mobile satellite services in Russia, as a Distribution Partner for Hughes BGAN mobile satellite products.