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Satellite Equipment & Service Solutions - Afghanistan
Ground Control is a Single-Source equipment and service provider servicing all of Afghanistan. We have a wide range equipment to fit your specific need, and we'll provide the monthly service using our high performance iDirect satellite service.

Equipment Solutions

Fixed VSAT Service
Fixed Location VSAT Dish
Complete Professional Grade VSAT Systems - iDirect Service

Ground Control specializes in performance grade satellite equipment and service. We are a single source provider for all of your communication needs. Pricing for service is below. Fixed VSAT Information

Case Based Solution - Flyaway Toughsat
A Portable 1.2 Meter Satellite Dish - iDirect Service
This portable Case-Based mobile satellite system is easily transported and can be setup by one person to create a powerful Wi-Fi hotspot. The Flyaway system is Manufactured by Ground Control.
Flyaway Mobile Dish Information

Mobile VSAT Satellite Internet
Mobile Satellite Internet
Truck or Trailer Top Mounting - iDirect Service

Ground Control manufactures a full line of Toughsat mobile VSAT satellite Internet systems that mount on any rig roof. These mobile dishes are one-button easy to operate, and deliver performance grade high-speed satellite Internet from anywhere. Services for the equipment are below.
Mobile Satellite Systems

T-100 Communications Trailer
A Mobile - Transportable Hotspot - iDirect Service

Ground Control manufactures the Toughsat T-100 Multi-Purpose Satellite Communications Trailer to create a half-mile (.82 Kilometers) wireless access point for any in-range device. An instant communications portal for any location.
T-100 Communications Trailer Information

VoIP Phone Service
Phone Service Over Satellite
$49.95 /mo for 1000 minutes
Ground Control's VoIP phones and phone service can instantly place 1 to 10 phones at your location using our VSAT satellite service. Plug-and-play simplicity and they perform like the phone on any desk complete with voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, etc.
Link VoIP Phone Service

Other Popular Satellite Internet Options In Afghanistan

Thuraya Voyager - Moving Satellite Internet  
Moving or Parked Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi
Priced at $4,995 usd
The Thuraya Voyager In-Motion systems offer broadband Internet up to 444Kbps and may connect any authorized wireless device up to 200 meters, moving or parked. An excellent Internet hotspot for pubic events, nearby convoy vehicles, campsites, or anything that is within 200 meters of the antenna.
Thuraya Voyager IP In-Motion Satellite Terminal

BGAN Terminals  
Portable Satellite Internet & Phone - Globally
Prices start at - $1,650 usd
BGAN Terminals are much like Thuraya terminals above, except the BGAN service area is global, and BGAN terminals offer standard switched phone service. Speeds are comparable with to 492 Kbps and service fees are a bit higher, but if you need global portable connectivity, BGAN terminals are the way to go.
BGAN Portable Terminals & Service

BGAN Hardened Case Solution  
Carry Case - BGAN Internet & Phone
Prices starting at $2,133 usd
A BGAN ready-case places a BGAN portable satellite terminal in a hardened all-weather case. Everything is included for creating a mobile office in any location in minutes. BGAN Ready Cases are excellent for backup communication and portability.
BGAN Hardened Cases

The Football Global Hotspot  
MCD-4800 - An Auto-Pointing Hotspot In A Case
Simply place the closed MCD-4800 watertight case under an open sky, and turn it on. In a minute it automatically becomes a broadband satellite connection with a wireless access for any in-range device up to 6 hours on a single charge.
MCD-4800 Information

Satellite Phones  
Satellite Phones
Iridium Extreme Price - $1,495 usd
The Iridium Extreme satellite phone works in any disaster area anywhere on the globe. Ground Control specializes in airtime support for the Extreme 24-7.
Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone

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Ground Control (a U.S. based company) provides Premium Grade iDirect Broadband Internet and Phone Communication to thousands of U.S. personnel as well as private industries located in Afghanistan. Premium grade means speeds are shared with a few other subscribers and not hundreds. This concept is called "Contention Ratio" and it is a how many providers can advertise fast speeds at low monthly costs, but deliver much less.

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From 128 Kbps to 5,000 Kbps
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Create any upload and download speed and email us for a quote
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Standard Phone Service
VoIP Over Satellite
Standard phone service (PSTN / Public Telephone Network) over your satellite connection. Uses any standard corded or cordless phone. Service includes 1000 minutes free each month (16.6 hours).
1000 Free Minutes
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► 1 static-public IP included with all accounts. Additional static IPs are available.
► All plans are for one year term that reverts to month-to-month at the end of the term.
Use your existing iDirec satellite equipment with Ground Control.
► Call for installation availability or become a certified installer online with purchase of system & service.
► Satellite service is ideal when paired with VOIP phone service - crystal clear calling.
► All speeds are listed in Kilobits per second (Kbps).

Afghanistan Satellite VOIP  
Phones Service In Afghanistan
$49.95/mo - includes 1000 free minutes each month
Each phone has its own local U.S. or Afghanistan phone number that can make and receive crystal-clear calls over a superior satellite connection. more

Satellite Dish Systems - Complete Kits
Ground Control offers 1.2 Meter or 1.8 Meter fixed and mobile satellite systems with everything required for connectivity.
Satellite Dish System
The 1.8 Meter system above will include the Evolution X3 Satellite Router, the 1.8 Meter satellite dish with a 6 Watt BUC radio, cabling and a non-penetrating mount. This is everything needed to create a working high-speed connection except for the installation that requires a certified installer.

Online Installation Certification - $300 plus toolbag (if tools are not owned)
Avoid the cost of installation by taking our online Installation Training & Certification course. Certified installers can assemble, point, and activate a satellite communication systems with Ground Control. The advantage of being a certified installer is no installation costs, or costly repointing (such as after a storm), or moving of a system to a new location. Please note that certification is offered only to those who are purchasing Ground Control satellite service.
Online Training
Ground Control does require the enrollee to own (or have access to) certain specialized satellite pointing tools. Enrollees may also purchase our certified installer tool bag that includes the tools necessary for satellite system installations.

Apply for the Ground Control Installation Training & Certification Course

1.2 Meter Dish On Roof  
Flyaway Toughsat
This Ground Control 1.2 Meter satellite dish uses a 6Watt BUC (transmitter). More on Satellite Equipment
Our Flagship Toughsat XP Mobile Satellite system is shown here in the Fly-And-Drive solution for portable High-Speed connectivity on any roof rack. More on Flyaway Toughsat
Flyaway Toughsat In The Desert
  Oil & Gas Satellite Dish
The Flyaway case-based Toughsat mobile satellite system is a portable .98 Meter dish with an integrated wireless "G" access point. The case can fit inside of an SUV or on top of a roof rack. Flyaway Toughsat Info
The Multi-Purpose T-100 Communications Trailer will establish a broadband satellite Internet connection, and then create a half mile (.8 Kilometers) Wi-Fi hotspot for any authorized in-range wireless devices.
BGAN Use In The Field   BGAN Ready Case
BGAN Terminals are also a portable alternative for satellite Internet connectivity. These terminals fit inside of a laptop case and can connect to the Internet at broadband speeds. BGAN also provides a single phone line to the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network).
Ground Control offers BGAN Ready Cases that include everything needed for a mobile office, stored in a hardened pelican case. Good for extreme weather or long term storage.

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