Satellite Technology Feature Article
BGAN Link Ensures Broadband Connectivity to Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America
By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor
Research by Inmarsat (News - Alert), a premier provider of global mobile satellite communications services, revealed that there was a general demand in the market for a better alternative to fixed satellite services, and the provider's BGAN platform, long trusted by reputed corporations, fit the bill perfectly.
To this end, it has launched two promotional initiatives for its BGAN link, delivered over Inmarsat's proven L-band network, to meet the needs of customers in the dynamic regions of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
BGAN Link is fast and easy to deploy, with a very low power requirement, and benefits from low installation, service and support costs.
“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,” said Ronald Spithout, president of the enterprise business unit at Inmarsat.
What is attractive about the BGAN link is that it guarantees connectivity at all times no matter what, during challenging weather conditions and even when operating in remote sites. Hence, being able to send e-mail, access the Internet, Intranet and virtual private networks is a huge advantage, not only during emergencies but on a daily basis.
In addition, it can handle huge volumes of data for sustained periods even in remote locations, where normally networks don't penetrate.
It comes at a fixed monthly price in a choice of four packages, three monthly data packages globally and a special 3GB package for the Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America regions.
BGAN Link essentially targets organizations that require resilient and reliable real-time IP-based broadband connectivity. The service is available now through Inmarsat’s global partner network.
Inmarsat recently chose Metaswitch to fuel its growth and enhance its FleetBroadband maritime communications service. The service from Inmarsat is also the first maritime communications service that gives cost-effective broadband data and voice via a compact antenna on an international basis.
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Edited by Braden Becker