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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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The combination of the world[acute accent]s most successful BGAN M2M Terminal from Hughes with an industrial grade LTE gateway, protected with the well-known CPN IP67 Enclosure against harsh weather conditions, is a real breakthrough in the urban and rural IoT world, said Tom Nicolai, general manager of CPN Satellite Services GmbH.
The Program Executive Office for Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) is developing communications solutions that include BGAN devices.
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Gross planned to install special SIM cards in the three BGAN systems that would disable their GPS tracking feature and make them more difficult to detect.
"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.
BGAN is a mobile satellite offering that uses portable, lightweight terminals to provide video (guaranteed up to 384kbps streaming), high-speed data (up to 492kbps) and voice connectivity anywhere in the world.
OnJanuary 20, 2010, just days after theHaiti earthquake, a total of 472 individual user terminals accessed the BGAN spot beamover Haiti.
Our land mobile sector revenue growth was driven by demand for our BGAN service and was boosted by additional BGAN demand in response to the earthquake events in Haiti and Chile in the first quarter.
The company won the $50,000 cash prize for its Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service.
The LiveU HD60 concurrently bonds up to 12 cellular (3G/4G), WiMAX and Wi-Fi modems, as well as multiple LAN and BGAN satellite connections.
The land mobile sector revenue growth of 3.3 per cent was mainly due to growth in broadband global area network (BGAN) service.