Ground Control (a U.S. based company) provides Premium Grade iDirect Broadband Internet and Phone Communication to thousands of military 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.
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.
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 tool bag (if tools are not owned) Avoid the cost of installation, which can significantly high in Afghanistan, by taking our online Installation Training & Certification course. Certified installers can assemble, point, and activate a satellite system 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. And, if interested, there may be paid jobs you may be be interested in performing for us. Please note that certification is offered only to those who are purchasing a Ground Control system.
Ground Control does require the enrollee 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.
Case Based Solution A Portable 1.2 Meter Satellite Dish Consider having a portable Case-Based mobile satellite system and store it until you require it. This solution is easily mounted on a roof of a building, or on top of a vehicle roof rack. more
T-100 Communications Trailer A Mobile - Transportable Hotspot 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. more
VPNVirtual Private Networking If you require a VPN, Ground Control's network will be compatible with many existing VPN solutions. We also sell the Encore series VPN for a cost effective solution. more
Carry Portable Internet & Phone
Portable BGAN terminals will fit inside of a laptop case and deliver 492 Kbps of broadband speed as well as high quality satellite phone communication. The hardened case is excellent for all weather operation. more
Satellite Phones with Internet
All of our satellite phones are capable of low-speed Interned connections. Ground Control offers the most popular brands along with service plans that we support globally 24-7. more
Fixed Satellite Telephone
The IsatPhone Link from Inmarsat is a fixed location satellite telephone designed for indoor use. The high-performance externally mounted antenna keeps calls from dropping. more
Provisioning a VSAT Satellite System in Afghanistan
Step 1. Consider an iDirect Service Plan
Ground Control has numerous service plans not listed, so please contact us for developing a service plan to your requirements.
Step 2. Check Your Look Angle Prior to installation, you may need to see if your intended installation location has an obstacle in front of it that would block the satellite signal. This is common in downtown locations, or valleys with mountains and trees. Use this handy little tool to find out. More
Step 3. Select Dish and Radio
Using high performance iDirect systems, we have a wide variety of satellite antennas and radios from .98 meter to 2.4 meter and from 4 Watt to a cloud busting 20 Watt radio. We can help you decide on which system is right for you.
Step 4. Installation Time & Place
Please inquire with Ground Control regarding fixed or mobile installations
in your area. You may also take the online installation training course and
become certified to perform installations of our VSAT equipment.