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17th March 2016

BGAN Link: A VSAT Alternative and Back-up Communications Solution for Mining, Oil and Gas and AID/NGOs

BGAN Link is a leading satellite communications solution for fixed site internet service in remote locations, providing users with high volumes of standard IP data for all their business and personal connectivity. Bringing benefits such as speeds of up to half a megabit for business applications such as email, internet, and corporate VPN access, organisations can efficiently operate remote offices yet avoid bill shock with a fixed monthly fee.

Following recent success in the field, Inmarsat has announced some exciting changes to plans available on BGAN Link, as well as the geographies where the value proposition is available.

BGAN Link Back-Up Plans

We are delighted to announce the introduction of BGAN Link Back-Up plans, which offer the ideal back-up solution for fixed site VSAT service including Inmarsat GlobalXpress when it launches later this year. From 1st April 2016, Satcom Global will be offering BGAN Link Back-Up plans with a tiered pricing structure making the solution an ideal choice for a variety of users with different requirements. The new plans will feature a low base subscription charge each month, with additional charges based on ‘actual’ usage ranging from 20MB up to 30GB. This flexible structure means that Satcom Global customers will not have to commit to large data bundles that may go unused each month should they not require back-up or emergency communications.

All You Can Eat Data

We are also excited to announce BGAN Link AYCE Geographic Plans are now available in Canada and Antarctica, offering increased value for customers in these specific locations in comparison to the Global AYCE plans.

In addition, as the AYCE plans present a great value propositions for customers around the world, Inmarsat have announced plans to discontinue the 2GB plans, and these will close to new activations 1st June 2016.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Following great success in a wide variety of industries from mining, oil and gas, to Aid and NGO organisations, Inmarsat has progressed the BGAN Link Sub-Saharan African Plans from trial status to a permanent offering.  This great value solution offers a competitive alternative to VSAT, and unlike other BGAN Link plans which are strictly available in a fixed location, customers are able to freely roam and use the terminal in multiple locations within all African countries except Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia and Western Sahara.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly sales team in your region today if you have any questions or queries about Inmarsat BGAN Link and the plans available. Also don’t forget about the compatible Inmarsat IsatPhone Link providing a reliable, low-cost, fixed-line satellite phone service for indoor and outdoor use for emergency and back-up communications!

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