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Happy Birthday Inmarsat BGAN

It’s been 5 years now since Inmarsat launched its Broadband Global Area Network service known as BGAN. This service has been one of the mainstays of media, emergency and disas­ter response commu­ni­ca­tions around the world. It provides satel­lite reach-back for many first respon­der agencies and is an invalu­able tool for remote opera­tions. It is a key element in OODAkits — self-contained, portable commu­ni­ca­tion survival kits for keeping people connected during crises.

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satel­lite services for over 31 years and is a recog­nized leader in mobile satel­lite commu­ni­ca­tions. The first Inmarsat-4 was launched in November 2005. Three years later, all three Inmarsat-4s were in orbit, creat­ing the full global network which supports mobile satel­lite broad­band services on land, at sea, and in the air.

Today, there are almost 50,000 land mobile termi­nals activated, 13,000 FleetBroadband (maritime) and more than 1,100 SwiftBroadband (aeronautical).

Congratulations Inmarsat … and Happy Birthday BGAN!!

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