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BGAN Class types refer to the maximum capable speeds of a BGAN terminal. These ratings are applied by Inmarsat who certifies all BGAN terminals. Inmarsat states that all terminals must be able to deliver no less than 70% of the published Inmarsat bit rate for the class that it is rated for.

The difference in speeds between a Class 1 and Class 2 BGAN terminal is quite small (94% as fast) for a standard Internet connection (charged by the Megabyte). The big difference between these BGAN class types is a Class 1 has much faster streaming services that are charged-by-the-minute. Streaming services are unshared data connections and are often used by news broadcasters to stream live video from remote locations and can cost over $25 per minute.


BGAN Terminal Class Definition (Published Bearer Service Data Bit Rates from Inmarsat)
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Streaming Services - Unshared Connect
Charged by the minute connection
BGAN Class 3 348 Kbps 240 Kbps 32 Kbps, 64 Kbps
BGAN Class 2 464 Kbps 448 Kbps 32 Kbps, 64 Kbps, 128 Kbps
BGAN Class 1 492 Kbps 492 Kbps 32 Kbps, 64 Kbps, 128 Kbps, 256 Kbps, 450Kbps
BGAN Class 1
(HDR Capable)
492 Kbps 492 Kbps 32 Kbps, 64 Kbps, 128 Kbps, 256 Kbps, 450Kbps and the new 650 Kbps BGAN HDR Service available with the Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal and the Hughes 9211

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BGAN Terminal Class Streaming Speeds Available
Explorer 110 Class 3 32 and 64 Kbps (Discontinued BGAN Terminal)
Explorer 300 Class 3 32 and 64 Kbps (Discontinued BGAN Terminal)
Explorer 500 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps (Discontinued BGAN Terminal)
Explorer 510 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 700 Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176, 256 and 450Kbps (Discontinued BGAN Terminal)
Explorer 710 Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176, 256, 450Kbps & 650 Kbps HDR Service
Hughes 9201 Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176, 256 and 450Kbps (Discontinued BGAN Terminal)
Hughes 9202 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Hughes 9211 Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176, 256, 450Kbps & 650 Kbps HDR Service
Hughes 9502 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
MCD-4800 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Wideye iSavi Class 3 Streaming is not available on the IsatHub network.
Wideye Sabre Class 3 32 and 64 Kbps
Wideye Ranger Class 3 32 and 64 Kbps
In-Motion BGAN Terminals
Explorer 325 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 727 Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps 450Kbps when parked
Hughes 9350-C10 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Hughes 9350-C11 Class 3 32 and 64 Kbps
Hughes 9450 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
MCD-4800 Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Wideye Safari Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
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