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BGAN - Portable Global Satellite Internet & Phone
Page updated May 19, 2021
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Connect any laptop, smartphone or any wireless device to a BGANMag-Glass portable satellite terminal for Internet and phone from anywhere on the planet. BGAN terminals are small enough to fit inside of a laptop case yet deliver usable Internet speeds of up to 492 Kilobits per second. BGAN is the hands-down winner for carry-portable global high-speed Internet and ease of operation by anyone... ANYWHERE. What is BGAN?

Explorer 510 BGAN Terminal
Explorer 510 $2,145
Ultra-Portable with WiFi
464 Kbps Speeds
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Hughes 9202M BGAN Terminal
Hughes 9202M $2,819
Rugged with WiFi
464 Kbps Speeds
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MCD-4800 The Football BGAN Terminal
MCD-4800 Land & Sea
Auto-Pointing Global Hotspot
Made by Ground Control
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Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal
Explorer 710 $5,249
High-Speed BGAN Terminal
650 Kbps Speeds (HDR)
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Hughes 9211 BGAN Terminal
Hughes 9211 $4,198
Class 1 WiFi Compact
650 Kbps Speeds (HDR)
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Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M
Hughes 9502 $999
Instant Ethernet Ports
Fixed Location BGAN
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BGAN Optimized Laptop
Wideye iSavi $1,295
Lowest Price BGAN Terminal
Consumer Grade
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In-Motion BGAN Terminals
In-Motion BGANs
Vehicle Roof Mounted
Prices start at $4,995
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Explorer 540 BGAN
Explorer 540 $1,770
Fixed Location BGAN
Standard BGAN & M2M
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BGAN Ready Cases
BGAN Ready Cases
Hardened Case - Mobile Office
All BGANs - starting at $2,479
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BGAN Optimized Laptop
Optimized Laptop
These laptops are configured to limit usage over network.
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BGAN Long-Range Phones
Long-Range Phones
Long-Range Wireless Phones
3.2 Kilometer Range For BGAN
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Total Broadband Freedom
BGAN is short for Broadband Global Area Network. If you can see the sky, you can connect to the Internet at reliable and workable Internet speeds. BGAN service does not have cellular dead-zones or disaster service outages which makes BGAN terminals ideal for those that need to stay connected no matter where they are, even on the open ocean. Watch this video on how easy it is to point the Hughes 9202M BGAN terminal to establish a high-speed Internet connection. With the Explorer 510, one can make and recieve calls using the Explorer Connect App from anywhere on the planet... total Internet & phone freedom.

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Global Coverage & Service
With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals may connect anywhere on the globe except for the north and south polar regions. If you can see the sky, you may connect at broadband speeds, as well as make and receive phone calls from anywhere. more


Using a BGAN Terminal
Watch how easy it is to set up a BGAN terminal. These devices can be operated by anyone no matter the location on the planet. Click here for larger video


Red Cross Uses BGAN In Haiti
Watch Keith Robertory of The American Red Cross describe how the Explorer 300 was used in the Haiti earthquake disaster.

A Mobile Office - Internet & Phone

Most BGAN terminals may be used for excellent voice calling to any phone in the world. Each BGAN SIM card is issued an "international" phone number and incoming calls are free (however the calling party is charged for making an international call). BGAN voice calling is superior to handheld satellite phones because the antenna is much larger and unlike some satellite phones that connect with moving satellites, BGAN connects to a single stationary satellite avoiding call drops in increasing the overall call quality. BGAN terminals do not require an external power source for idle operation with an average of 36 hours per charged battery. These systems are field proven and have been invaluable communications tools to thousands of professionals and organizations worldwide for years.

BGAN General Features

  • Compact - All terminals will fit into a laptop case.
  • High-Speed IP data (Internet) to any connected device. BGAN Service Plans
  • Works with standard phones or smart phones (with some BGAN terminals).
  • Can use Internet & phone service simultaneously.
  • Incoming calls are free, only outgoing calls are billed.
  • Self-contained, runs on internal battery for hours.
  • Optional Public/Static IP that can be used worldwide.
  • Voicemail, call hold, call waiting.
  • Performance Live Video Streaming Services up to 650 Kbps.
  • SMS text messaging - Free incoming SMS.
  • Optional Firewall Controls for any BGAN.
  • Battery life on any BGAN terminal is normally 36 hours of Idle use.
  • All terminals may connect to 12 volt power with optional DC vehicle port adapter.
  • All terminals work with different International AC wall power (US, UK, EU, AU standards).
  • A BGAN terminal is capable of operating in all countries, and we ship worldwide.

BGAN Ready Cases
BGAN Ready Cases Starting at $2,079
BGAN Ready Cases are perfect for first responders or any organization that requires watertight and crushproof protection of their equipment. more
Hughes 9502 Remote Device Control
Remote Ethernet Ports - BGAN M2M
Monitor or control any device, anywhere on the planet with BGAN M2M service and the Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M terminal ($1,235 usd). Service plans start at $24 per month. more
Explorer 510 Maritime
Explorer 510 Maritime Use
The Explorer 510 has shown to have excellent connectivity characteristics while at sea. With speeds of 464 by 448 Kbps, the 510 provides high-speed connectivity via a WiFi hotspot for anyone on-board to connect with. One global plan lets the 510 sail-steam to any location with Internet and phone coverage - more
MCD-4800 Global Satellite Internet Hotspot Case
Auto-Pointing Global Wi-Fi Hotspot
Simply place the weather tight MCD-4800 sealed case under the open sky anywhere in the world and turn it on - no pointing necessary. It becomes a WiFi hotspot in under a minute for any wireless device up to 100 meters from the case for up to 5 hours on the internal battery. Information on the MCD-4800, aka "The Football" - more

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While there are other resellers you could choose to purchase your BGAN equipment and service from, with Ground Control, you are working with a BGAN Internet Service Provider and not a reseller. We also provide a no-cost BGAN firewall option for high-security, and auto-registration pre-configuration for one-button activations, and many many other benefits. Please speak with a Ground Control sales representative to help you find the most cost effective satellite communications solution for any situation.

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