FleetBroadband is the first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.
With VSAT services, commercial satellite customers are able to take an existing IP platform and create a platform which is independent of a single Tier-1 network, taking advantage of a multiple Tier-1 network (multi-homed network).
BGAN is accessible via a range of small, lightweight satellite terminals, which provide performance options to suit different operational needs.
BROADBAND OVER SATELLITE
Broadband connectivity to the Internet over satellite telephones provides the capability of simultaneous Voice and Internet Data World Wide over Inmarsat BGAN.
These services are available for all uses including Maritime (Fleet Broadband) and Aeronautical (Swift Broadband).
VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminals) is an option for more intensive Data and Voice applications where high usage is needed. These networks therefore have a lower overall usage cost not charged by the minute, keeping the usage (airtime service plan) costs down by implementing "shared" IP satellite circuits. To maintain a higher Quality of Service (QOS) on these shared networks committed minimum bandwidth is added for additional cost. This is absolutely necessary for voice traffic on these circuits (VoIP with CIR (committed information rate)).
Thuraya-IP services have recently become available if you are operating in Europe , Middle East , Asia and Africa.