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  BGAN Static / Public IP Address
Add Publicly Routable IP Addresses To Connected Devices
Public-Static IP addresses (also called "Global IPs") for BGAN terminals are available from Ground Control and are useful for connecting to a VPN that requires a static IP, or for accessing devices connected to your BGAN terminal from the Internet. These publicly routable IPs will not change no matter where you connect on the globe.

BGAN Public-Static IP
Standard BGAN Service - Global Use - No Restrictions
BGAN SIM Card Monthly Public-Static IP address - Billed monthly
1Public-Static IP address billed monthly at the rate of $25 per month. Service may be activated or cancelled at any time. May require a credit card for monthly subscription.
$25 USD per month

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BGAN SIM Card 3 Months Prepaid Public-Static IP address - Billed once
1Public-Static IP address prepaid for 3 months.
$75 USD

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BGAN SIM Card 1 Year Prepaid Public-Static IP address - Billed once
1Public-Static IP address prepaid for 1 year.
$300 USD

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 BGAN Public-Static IP Details
   Public Static IPs are only available to Ground Control BGAN SIM cards.
   All incoming initiated traffic to the BGAN is BLOCKED by default. A whitelist of IP address is required if remote access is needed.
   BGAN Public-Static IP addresses are global and may be used anywhere the terminal is located.

Public-Static IP address can be added to any BGAN SIM card/plan at activation, or added anytime during a service plan. They may also be cancelled anytime since there are no commitment terms with this BGAN add-on service.

To purchase a Public-Static IP for your BGAN, simply write us at

Other Interesting BGAN Facts:

BGAN APNs (Access Point Name) route data traffic from the BGAN terminal to different servers on the BGAN Network.
When configuring a BGAN terminal as shown above on a browser interface (or one may use the BGAN Launchpad), one or more APNs may be added to the terminal. APNs are assigned to each active connection. BGAN active connections are also called "PDP Contexts" or Packet Data Protocol Contexts described next.

PDP Contexts
PDP Contexts (Packet Data Protocol) are a single active data connections through the BGAN terminal. You can consider PDP Contexts to be similar to IP addresses... each connected device will have one. If there were two devices connected to the terminal, there would be two active PDP Contexts (and two IP addresses). PDP Contexts are used by BGAN to define if the connection is static or dynamic (DHCP), the QoS (Quality of Service) of the connection, the APN to be used, relaying the IMSI SIM Card number and relaying security settings information.
BGAN PDP Auto Contexts
On receiving the Activate PDP Context message from the BGAN terminal, the UMTS/BGAN network checks the subscription record to establish whether the request is valid. If the request is valid, a virtual connection is established between the terminal and the UMTS/BGAN core network and data transfer can then take place between the terminal and the external data network.

Pre-Configured and Tested
If much of this is a bit confusing, you are in good company. When you purchase BGAN terminals from Ground Control, we pre-configure and test each device to your requirements before we ship it. If you need to connect one or more devices to a publicly routable IP address over the BGAN terminal, we'll set that up and give you the appropriate IP information to configure your device(s). If you require backhaul services or VPN services, we can set that up as well.

Please contact Ground Control for pricing or questions on BGAN Public IPs.

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