The Inmarsat Regional BGAN satellite IP modem, developed by Hughes
Network Systems (HNS), has received a five- star rating from PC
Pro in its February issue.
The Inmarsat Regional Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) modem
offers standard USB, Ethernet or Bluetooth wireless connectivity
for laptops, PDAs or other mobile data terminals and can simultaneously
send and receive packet data over a shared, 144 Kbps secure channel.
The BGAN network delivers IP GPRS-type services throughout India,
Europe, North Africa, Middle East. It alllows access to the Internet,
company intranets and to transfer files. PC Pro considered the modem
to offer a more reliable. connection than a ground-based GSM/GPRS
PC Pro considers the future growth potential of the Inmarsat solution
made possible by the HNS designed Regional BGAN modem, to be extremely
MD Inmarsat Michael Butler said, "The launch of Inmarsat Regional
BGAN is an important milestone in the provision of high-speed mobile
data services to the UK business community. It is truly a quantum
leap in the delivery of cost-effective, reliable, high-speed wireless
data services via satellite, which enables businesses to operate
without the constraints of terrestrial networks. With the launch
of Inmarsat Regional BGAN the idea of the mobile office has become
a reality, providing freedom and flexibility for businesses around
Inmarsat claims to have designed the BGAN satellite IP modem to
provide a reliable, fast connection, everywhere within Inmarsat's
continent-wide coverage area.