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  BGAN Streaming Services - Bundle Plans
Bundle Plans from Ground Control allow all BGAN services, including streaming services, to deduct from a Bundle account at the below listed rates. A minimum of $1,500 is required to open a Bundle account and there is no maximum amount. Additional funds may be added at any time. The valid period is 1 year from activation.

Add Streaming to PrePaid Plans - Subscribers who wish to purchase one of Ground Control PrePaid plans here may also choose to have a deposit and enable streaming service on these plans at the streaming rates shown below. Please speak with a Ground Control sales representative for your options.

All BGAN Terminals have access to streaming services, which are unshared channels over the BGAN satellite link to the Internet backbone. Live event broadcasters use streaming channels to avoid audio and video dropouts during a video feed. While streaming video is possible over the standard shared BGAN service, it is sometimes unpredictable, and dropouts sometimes occur.

Streaming services connect to the Internet just like standard BGAN services do, but streaming services are charged by the minute of use, unlike standard BGAN services which charge by the Megabyte transferred.

  BGAN Bundle Plan - 12 month valid period - Minimum $1500 USD - SKU: BGANBWBUNDLE
   All BGAN Services - Streaming (per minute), Standard (per Megabyte), Voice, SMS Texting, ISDN.
  SKU: BGANBWBUNDLE Upload Speed Download Speed Cost
In U.S. Dollars
  BGAN HDR Full Channel Symmetric 650 Kbps 650 Kbps $27.79 per minute
  BGAN HDR Full Channel Asymmetric 650 Kbps 64 Kbps $23.40 per minute
  BGAN HDR Half Channel Symmetric 325 Kbps 325 Kbps $20.48 per minute
  BGAN HDR Half Channel Asymmetric 325 Kbps 64 Kbps $15.14 per minute
  Streaming 450 Kbps - BGAN X-Stream
450 Kbps 450 Kbps
$21.20 per minute
  Streaming 256 Kbps 256 Kbps 256 Kbps $15.14 per minute
  Streaming 176 Kbps 176 Kbps 176 Kbps $12.43 per minute
  Streaming 128 Kbps 128 Kbps 128 Kbps $8.78 per minute
  Streaming 64 Kbps 64 Kbps 64 Kbps $5.05 per minute
  Streaming 32 Kbps
32 Kbps 32 Kbps $2.63 per minute
  Other BGAN Services      
 bullet point Standard BGAN Service (per MB transferred)     $4.89 per Megabyte
 bullet point Voice Service to Landline (worldwide)     $0.59 per minute
 bullet point Voice Service to Cellular (worldwide)     $0.76 per minute
 bullet point Voice - BGAN to BGAN (worldwide)     $0.44 per minute
 bullet point SMS Messaging     $0.29 per text
 bullet point ISDN 64 Kbps     $5.12 per minute
 Arrow A minimum of $1,500 USD is required to open a streaming capable Bundle plan.
 Arrow All BGAN services are available and deduct from Bundle funds at the above listed rates.
 Arrow There is no maximum amount that can be purchased, and additional funds may be added.
 Arrow A suspension alert will be issued to email address(es) when 80% of funds have been spent.
 Arrow Bundled accounts have a valid period of 1 year from activation.

  Optional Streaming Services
  Static - Public IPs
       Publicly routable IP addresses are available.
$25 Monthly,
$75 Quarterly,
or $300 Annually
Info Link
  BGAN Firewall
       Limit BGAN Traffic (and expenses) to your whitelist of
       IP addresses.
$0 per month Info Link
  BGAN Security Options
       Ground Control offers several ways secure your connection
Multiple Options Info Link
  Add A Local Phone Number
       Gives your BGAN phone a local number.
$10 /month + minutes Info Link

BGAN HDR - 650 Kbps Speeds
BGAN HDR or "High Data Rates" are available for the Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal and the Hughes 9211 BGAN Terminal with unshared channel speeds of 650 Kbps. This is the fastest speed possible for any portable satellite terminals and increases the fidelity of live video broadcasting from any location on the globe. BGAN HDR comes in several speeds shown below.

BGAN HDR Comparison Video

Explorer 710 Connectivity Options
Below is the Explorer 710 web interface screen (URL: showing all data connectivity options. There are 4 types of HDR services available (HDR Half Asymmetric, HDR Half Symmetric, HDR Full Asymmetric, HDR Full Symmetric). For example, you can choose a fast upload channel, and a slower download channel with the Asymmetric services if streaming video one direction so you only pay for the data speeds you need.

Explorer 710 HDR Streaming

Launchpad Streaming Activation
Other BGAN terminals that are not HDR capable can be launch Streaming Service from the BGAN Launchpad program installed on a connected computer. Below is a screenshot of the Launchpad application.

BGAN Streaming Launchpad
We do recommend using the Web Interface of all BGAN terminals to initiate Streaming services as no software is required for connecting to the BGAN terminal web interface besides a browser. Not that Streaming service options on the Launchpad are often grayed out on Ground Control's Standard BGAN plans to protect customers from accidentally selecting a streaming service... Only "Bundled Accounts" shown on this page may use Streaming service.

Streaming Capabilities of All BGAN Terminals
HDR Capable Class 1 BGAN terminals like the Hughes 9211 and the Explorer 710 have much faster streaming speeds than the smaller Class 2 BGAN terminals like the Hughes 9202 or the Explorer 510. Below are the available streaming speeds for each terminal.
BGAN Terminal Streaming Speeds Available To All BGAN Terminals
Explorer 300 | Class 3 32 and 64 Kbps
Explorer 500 | Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 510 | Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 540 | Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 700 | Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176, 256 and 450 Kbps
Explorer 710 | Class 1 +HDR 32, 64, 128, 176, 256, 450 Kbps, and 650 Kbps
Hughes 9201 | Class 1 32, 64, 128, 176, 256 and 450 Kbps
Hughes 9202 | Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Hughes 9211 | Class 1 +HDR 32, 64, 128, 176, 256, 450 Kbps, and 650 Kbps
MCD-4800 | Class 2 32, 64, and 128 Kbps
Wideye Sabre 1 | Class 2 32 and 64 Kbps
In-Motion Systems
Explorer 325 | Class 2 32, 64 and 128 Kbps
Explorer 727 | Class 2+ 32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps and 450 Kbps
Hughes 9350-C10 | Class 2+ 32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps
Hughes 9350-C11 | Class 2 32, 64 and 128 Kbps
Hughes 9450 | Class 2 32, 64 and 128 Kbps
MCD-4800 | Class 2 32, 64 and 128 Kbps
MCD-727 | Class 2+ 32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps and 450 Kbps
Wideye Safari | Class 3 32, 64 and 128 Kbps

BGAN Web Interface
BGAN Web Interface
All BGAN terminals have web interface screens that have much of the same functionality as the BGAN Launchpad. To access a BGAN Web Interface, simply type in the URL listed below in any connected browser.
 BGAN Terminal    Access Web Interface URL
 Portable BGAN Terminals
Wideye Sabre 1
Wideye Ranger
Explorer 100/110
Explorer 300
Explorer 500
Explorer 510
Explorer 540
Explorer 700
Explorer 710
Hughes 9201
Hughes 9202
Hughes 9211
Hughes 9502
MCD-4800 The Football
 In-Motion BGAN Terminals
Wideye Safari
Explorer 325
Explorer 727
Hughes 9350-C10
Hughes 9350-C11
Hughes 9450

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