If you would like to have an immediate access to the Internet from anywhere on the planet, BGAN satellite hookups are just the thing for you. No matter where you are, in the middle of the Gobi desert, or at the North Pole, you will have reception for access to the internet.
Satellite BGAN is the largest global provider of Inmarsat services and will be able to provide several services. Users who travel in very remote locations where telecom networks have poor or non-existent reception, will jump for joy with this technology.
BGAN, or the Broadband Global Area Network is a world wide Satellite Internet Network with the ability to receive signals anywhere with portable terminals. The terminals hook up to a laptop computer and as long as there is a line-of-sight to a satellite, the device can be used anywhere.
The BGAN terminal is roughly the size of a laptop, and is very easy to transport, as opposed to the heavier and bulky satellite dishes that are normally required for such purposes. The technology uses stationary satellites that hover over the equator to provide the coverage.
Both upload and download speeds are in the 492 kbit/s range are this speed is adequate for all various usage from anywhere in the world.
Just think of it – now you will have access to the internet from all locations in the world, no matter you location. There are probably no WIFI hotspots in the middle of the Sahara or on board your yacht on the way across the Atlantic to Portugal.
The process of hooking up with the satellite is the first step, and with the use of a compass, the process is fairly straight forward. Once that occurs, the hookup is made and communication is set. The average time to initiate the hookup is from one to two minutes.
The BGAN service is not available at either of the Poles. Standard BGAN service is also not available on moving aircraft because of the doppler shift effects, so an alternative service has been developed for that purpose.
There are no dead zones, such as you might find with cellular phones, and if you can see the sky, you can connect at broadband speeds to the Internet. This system is ideal for anyone who travels in remote regions. First responders, explorers in remote locations, and world travelers are the ideal type of user for this service.