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South America Satellite Internet & Phone
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Premium Satellite Internet from Ground Control (a U.S. based company), delivers a variety of satellite Internet solutions for your specific requirement. Please speak or email us to find out why so many organizations upgrade their satellite services with us. more

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

Motorized Satellite Dish System
Auto-Acquire Fixed Satellite Dish
A Motorized 1.2 Meter Satellite Dish - No Certified Installers Needed

This motorized fixed location satellite dish can be moved to any location in the globe and setup by non-technical personnel. Provides broadband Internet and phone in 3 to 5 minutes after pressing the "Find Satellite" button - iDirect Service
Motorized Satellite Dish 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

BGAN Terminals  
Portable Satellite Internet & Phone - Globally
Prices start at - $1,345 usd
BGAN Terminals are highly portable global broadband Internet devices that also offer standard phone service. Speed of BGAN terminals are up to 492 Kbps download and 448 Kbps upload. Excellent for any laptop or smartphone that need to connect to broadband Internet most anywhere on the planet.
BGAN Portable Terminals & Service

BGAN Link Service  
BGAN Link - Unlimited Internet & Phone
Monthly Unlimited Service - $1,125/mo usd
All South American countries may consider a portable BGAN terminal using BGAN Link "GEO" service for Unlimited Internet and phone (via Skype). BGAN Link is advertised as "all you can eat" at one fixed location. While speeds are not as fast as VSAT dishes, these terminals can be installed by anyone and used for most anything.

In-Motion Mobile Terminal  
Moving or Parked Satellite Internet with Wi-Fi
Priced starting at 5,595 usd
In-Motion terminals 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 range of the antenna.
In-Motion or Parked Satellite Terminals

BGAN Hardened Case Solution  
Carry Case - BGAN Internet & Phone
Prices starting at $2,723 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

Iridium Go  
Iridium Go - Personal Global Cell Tower - New Tech
For Smartphones and Tablets (sorry, no laptops or PCs)
Use your smartphone or tablet over 100% of the globe by pairing it with the Iridium GO satellite terminal. The GO! is a Wi-Fi hotspot that can deliver Phone - SMS Texting - Email and Low Speed Internet (2.4 Kbps) to any connected iPhone/iPad or Android device. This tech became available on August 1st 2014.
Iridium GO

Satellite Phones  
Satellite Phones - Data Phone
Prices Starting At Price - $595 usd
Satellite phone may be used by anyone anywhere on the planet are are a reliable way of staying connected when no other means of communication is possible. With the Iridium Axcesspoint personal hotspot, low speed Internet is even available. Ground Control specializes in airtime and Internet service.
Satellite Phones

Remote Unmanned Internet  
Remote Monitoring & Control
Prices Starting At Price - $1,235 usd
Control unmanned equipment for $47 usd a month anywhere on the planet with a Hughes 9502 BGAN Terminal. These fixed locations terminals operate on 4 watts of power 24 hours a day, and can relay any information from your equipment over the Inmarsat BGAN network. A Remote Ethernet port for any use.
Hughes 9502 BGAN Terminal & BGAN M2M Service

The Football Global Hotspot  
MCD-4800 - An Auto-Pointing Hotspot In A Case
Prices Starting At Price - $12,995 usd
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

Maritime Satellite Connectivity
Ground Control has a variety of Maritime satellite Internet solutions for both Phone and Internet connectivity. These terminals work globally, are easy to use, and can be operated by anyone.
Link to Maritime Services

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Premium iDirect VSAT Satellite Internet through Ground Control. If you require a constant high-speed, low-latency, net-neutral, application tolerant, VPN optimized, predictable connection perfect for data and phone, then we have your fixed or mobile satellite dish solution for most locations.

Service Areas Include: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.

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South America SatMex 6 Footprint
iDirect VSAT Plans on SatMex 6 Ku-Band at 113° West (Fixed or Mobile)
iDirect Plans
Transfer Speeds
Down x Up Speeds
Service Monthly Price
U.S. Dollars
 10:1 Contention
 (Unlimited Use)
128 x 128 Kbps
256 x 256 Kbps
512 x 256 Kbps
512 x 512 Kbps
768 x 256 Kbps
1024 x 256 Kbps
1024 x 512 Kbps
1024 x 1024 Kbps
1544 x 256 Kbps
1544 x 512 Kbps
2048 x 512 Kbps
Unlimited $349
 4:1 Contention
 (Unlimited Use)
128 x 128 Kbps
256 x 256 Kbps
512 x 256 Kbps
512 x 512 Kbps
768 x 256 Kbps
1024 x 256 Kbps
1024 x 512 Kbps
1024 x 1024 Kbps
1544 x 256 Kbps
1544 x 512 Kbps
2048 x 512 Kbps
Unlimited $879
 2:1 Contention
 (Unlimited Use)
128 x 128 Kbps
256 x 256 Kbps
512 x 256 Kbps
512 x 512 Kbps
768 x 256 Kbps
1024 x 256 Kbps
1024 x 512 Kbps
1024 x 1024 Kbps
1544 x 256 Kbps
1544 x 512 Kbps
2048 x 512 Kbps
Unlimited $1,759
 1:1 CIR
 No Contention
All Speeds Available Unlimited Please Call
 Custom Plans Create any speed plan with any Contention
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 Phone Service
 VOIP Service Plans
1000 minutes per month (16.6 hours).
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► A 10:1 contention ratio has more then twice as many subscribers as a 4:1 plan and may be slower.
Use your existing satellite equipment with Ground Control.
Information on iDirect satellite equipment.
► 1 Static 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.
► A typical system in will require 1.2 Meter dish with 6 Watt BUC radio.
► Call for Installation Availability or become a certified installer online with Ground Control.
► Works with our VOIP service with crystal clear calling.
► All speeds are listed in Kilobits per second.

Other VSAT Coverage Areas & Plans - Or click here for Global Map

Online Fixed & Mobile Satellite Installation Certification
$300 USD 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 a Ground Control system.
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

L-Band BGAN Link GEO Service - Unlimited Use
BGAN Link GEO service uses a smaller L-band satellite terminal to connect to the Internet. Service territories cover all of Central and South America countries. L-Band service offers many benefits over satellite dish service, and at about the same monthly fee. These solutions are offered for industry and professionals alike.

BGAN Link - Africa Footprint
L-Band Satellite Internet Plans - Latin America
Service via BGAN Link GEO - Regional Based BGAN Service
  Service is available to all Central American countries including the Caribbean
  BGAN Link GEO Transfer Speeds
Down x Up Speeds
Monthly Price
U.S. Dollars
  12 Month Term
  Unlimited Use Shared Service
464 Kbps x 448 Kbps Unlimited $1,394/mo
  3 Month Term
  Unlimited Use Shared Service
464 Kbps x 448 Kbps Unlimited $1,673/mo
Features of using BGAN Link GEO Service:
Equipment can be installed by anyone - No certified installer required
Free phone service (via Skype)
Inexpensive and lightweight equipment - The Hughes 9502 Two-Piece or One-Piece terminals
Short service terms (as low as 3 months). Great for seasonal use.
Very low power usage - The Hughes 9502 pulls only 4 watts of power - Runs easily off of solar
Extreme weather reliability - Freezing Cold - Blistering Hot - Rain - Snow - Very High Winds
Ideal for both manned or unmanned locations
Hughes 9502 One-Piece Terminal   Hughes 9502 2-Piece Terminal
The Hughes 9502 2-Piece terminal has a 10 meter antenna cable so that the transceiver can be located inside an enclosure or building. more
The Hughes 9502 One-Piece solution contains the 9502 transceiver behind the antenna. Simply run power and an Ethernet cable for full operation. more
   Plans may require approval by Inmarsat. Prepaid terms do not require credit approval.
   BGAN Link is available from the activation date for 3 or 12 months depending on the plan chosen.
   Terminal are designed to stay in 1 fixed location and not move. There is a $1,600 relocation fee.
   Terminals that move without permission are charged at standard BGAN rates.
   Ground Control ships BGAN LINK Sim Cards internationally at no cost (ground shipping).
   All BGAN Link Services are are subject to BGAN LINK Fair Access Policy
   Hughes 9502 Terminal cost above adds a one time $299 feature activation charge for BGAN Link service.

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Fixed VSAT Satellite Solution
Toughsat Mobile Satellite Dish
Public Safety using Toughsat Flyaway
VoIP At Construction Site
Roof Rack Flyaway satellite solution
1.2 Meter Pole Mount Solution
Toughsat T-100 Construction
Toughsat on top of a trailer
Open Field VSAT Pole Mount
T-100 Emergency Use
Satellite Dish for Trailers
Carribbean Satellite Internet
3-Case Flyaway on ground
Fixed VSAT VoIP Phone
Remote Phone Service
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
This 1.8 Meter satellite dish can be located in very remote locations where satellite signal strength may be weaker. More on Satellite Equipment
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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