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20th March 2015

What are the new developments in land satellite communications?

Working in the fast paced world of modern technology, at Satcom Global we like to work closely with our valued customers and empower them to make informed decisions about the satellite services which best fit their needs by providing the latest news from the industry.

Check out our round up of the latest updates from network providers Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, as well as leading manufacturer Cobham.

Cobham EXPLORER 510 BGAN Terminal

The latest portable BGAN terminal from Cobham features a unique compact design and provides those working in the field with a powerful Wi-Fi hotspot though Inmarsat’s BGAN service. The EXPLORER 510 is set to be a game changer for professionals doing business in remote locations, meeting demands for reliable and easy to use satellite communications across a wide range of industries from media, to oil, gas and mining as well as NGO’s. Read more about the latest BGAN satellite communications terminal from Cobham here.

New Inmarsat BGAN 10 SIM SCAP

Inmarsat have introduced a new 10 SIM SCAP plan. The new 'Shared Corporate Allowance Plan' allows up to 10 satellite communications users to join and share an allowance on a range of BGAN airtime plans. SCAP’s offer a cost saving opportunity for high users of BGAN voice and data, allowing organisations to share a pool of data and voice minutes across multiple SIM's, offering lower costs per MB than standard BGAN plans and preventing wastage on unused sims. Contact your friendly account manager for details and pricing.

BGAN M2M SCAP closing to new activations

From 30th April 2015, the BGAN M2M SCAP plans will close to new activations.

Customers on existing SCAPs can continue as normal and all terms and conditions will continue to apply. At the end of contract periods, the SCAP will auto renew, however customers will be unable to upgrade or downgrade to other SCAP plans after 30th April.

Please note - all single SIM BGAN M2M plans (global and geographic) remain open.

Thuraya IP End of Life

We'd just like to take this opportunity to remind you that the Thuraya IP satellite communications terminal has come to the end of life, and we will be unable to take any more orders for this product.

We are pleased to advise however that we continue to offer the enhanced Thuraya IP+ terminal for professionals across in media, oil and gas, NGO’s and mining, who require reliable satellite communications. Click here for more info on Thuraya IP+.

Iridium AxcessPoint End of Life

Iridium has announced that the Iridium AxcessPoint Wi-Fi hotspot product has come to end of life, and is now only available while limited stocks last.

This product has been superseded by the new Iridium GO!  portable unit providing a mobile WiFi-hotspot for up to 5 devices including smartphones and tablets. Click here for more info on the Iridium GO!

If you have any questions about the new satellite solutions or changes to services mentioned above, please contact one of our friendly experts in your region.

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