BGAN M2M Terminals

BGAN M2M is a two-way IP data service designed for long term machine-to-machine (M2M) usage.
It's delivered by Inmarsat using the L-band frequency which is unaffected by weather conditions.

L-band is the most popular frequency for IoT applications as it carries limited information in comparison
to Ka-band and Ku-band, but in turn, requires a low power draw, small form factor terminal.

Our Pick of the Best BGAN M2M Terminals

BGAN-M2M-Coverage-Map

BGAN M2M Coverage Map

The Inmarsat I-6 F1 launched on 22nd December 2021, and will be followed by the I-6 F2 in 2023. Both are dual-band satellites and will support both L-Band and Ka-Band frequencies. With the launch, Inmarsat will easily be able to support four times the amount of traffic the network can support today, which means faster speeds and continued reliability of service. The new satellites also deliver greater coverage.

More Details on BGAN M2M Coverage

BGAN M2M Service Plans and Pricing

For more information about our BGAN M2M Service Plans, please visit our dedicated BGAN M2M airtime page.

Plan:
1 MB
2 MB
5 MB
10 MB
15 MB
20 MB
Price Per Month (GBP):
£19.60
£25.70
£39.10
£65.20
£87.00
£98.00
Included Data:
1 MB
2 MB
5 MB
10 MB
15 MB
20 MB
Activation Fee (GBP):
£26.00
£26.00
£26.00
£26.00
£26.00
£26.00
Overage Fee Per MB:
£19.60
£13.00
£12.20
£10.40
£9.60
£8.70
Minimum Contract Term:
1 Month
1 Month
1 Month
1 Month
1 Month
1 Month

Benefits of BGAN M2M Service

Is BGAN M2M the right choice for your IoT connectivity challenge? Here are some of the key benefits of the service; speak to us if you'd like advice on your application.

IP-Based for Easy Integration

Data speeds are 448kbps (send) / 464kbps (receive) which is more than enough for most IoT applications. Because it's IP-based, it's easy to integrate with your existing infrastructure.

Unrivalled Reliability

Inmarsat delivers 99.9% network availability, which is as good as it gets. As BGAN M2M uses the L-band frequency, your devices will remain connected wherever they are, and whatever the weather.

Cost-Effective and Flexible

Ground Control was Inmarsat's first ELEVATE partner which means we have access to great airtime rates for BGAN M2M service. It's ideal for IP SCADA and remote fixed asset monitoring.

Product Testing and Installation

We test every third party device we send out to make sure it's working, and it has the latest firmware installed. We can also help you in-person or remotely with site selection and installation.

Cloudloop Platform and Applications

Cloudloop puts you in control of your devices and data. Developer-friendly APIs and a intuitive online platform simplifies your data, device and subscription management.

Expertise and Support

In our 2022 customer survey, 66% of our customers rated our customer support as above or well above average, and we're trusted to help solve challenging IoT problems in the most cost-efficient way.

Comparing Satellite IoT Connectivity

It’s tricky to compare airtime services because so much depends on how much data you need to send, but as a rough guide, we’ve put together the following comparison points. Get in touch if you’d like any help deciding what will work best for you.

Service:
Iridium SBD
Iridium Certus 100
Inmarsat BGAN M2M
Connection Type:
Message-Based
IP-Based
IP-Based
Typical Connection Speed:
270 / 320B per Message
22 / 88 Kbps
448 / 464 Kbps
Satellite Orbit:
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Geo-stationary
Latency:
Very Low
Very Low
Low
Total Cost of Ownership:
Very Low
Medium
Low
Power Usage:
Very Low
Medium
Low
Connection Frequency:
On Demand
Frequently Connected
Frequently Connected
Great For:
Very small amounts of data from individual sensors
Fixed or mobile IoT applications which require IP connection
Fixed IoT applications with larger amounts of data to transfer via an IP connection

What's Next?

If you've decided on the hardware you need, and just want a quote and lead time, please call or email us, or complete the form, and we'll be happy to help.

If you'd like some impartial advice on the best device and airtime for your IoT connectivity requirements, get in touch; with 20 years' experience there isn't much we don't know about satellite IoT connectivity and devices!