Inmarsat (INternational MARitime SATellite) is the most complete and developped satellite communication network. From 1979, date of its creation, a large range of standards have been developped for both terrestrial and maritime markets.
For the maritime sectors: security and reliability
For the terrestrial market: broadband and portability
The last standards, FleetBroadband for maritime and BGAN for terrestrial, offer Voice, Fax and broadband Data transfers, in order to supply users a complete broadband mobile office, all over the world thanks to a high quality coverage.
Inmarsat is working on its Global Xpress (GX) for land service and Fleet Express (FX) for marine service to provide a high quality connection service.Operating in the resilient Ka-band, yet integrating seamlessly with our existing L-band network, Global Xpress allows customers across aviation, maritime, enterprise and government sectors to have reliable and assured access to high-throughput communications. Each I-5 satellite operates with a combination of fixed narrow spot beams that enable Inmarsat to deliver those higher speeds through more compact terminals, and steerable beams, so additional capacity can be directed in real time to where it is needed.
Since December 2016, IsatHub is compatible with BGAN services. In addition to supporting full access to data speeds of up to 384kbps in BGAN mode, the iSavi terminal now supports 32 kbps and 64 kbps streaming services. The firmware upgrade is mandatory in order to enjoy this new function (R02.0.0) that you can download here. The complete news concerning this upgrade is here.