Our Preferred BGAN M2M Products
The Cobham Explorer 323 is designed for mobile applications; for example an autonomous vehicle or heavy machinery. It can use either BGAN or BGAN M2M airtime depending on the requirement application.
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.
BGAN M2M Service Plans and Pricing
For more information about our BGAN M2M Service Plans, please visit our dedicated BGAN M2M airtime page.
Benefits of BGAN M2M Service
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.
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.
BGAN M2M Equipment in Action
- February 9, 2023
BGAN M2M’s role in soil moisture monitoring to help combat climate change
As well as optimum vegetation and crop management through soil moisture monitoring, measuring soil moisture also helps to inform our understanding of how the natural environment responds to climate change. Here’s how the BGAN M2M service is supporting this initiative.
- October 25, 2021
Facilitating Renewable Energy with RWE
RWE is one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, and operates 5 hydroelectric stations in Wales, UK. This is an area of significant rainfall, which can lead to damaging and dangerous floods. But with enough advance warning, RWE can harness this rainfall and use it to supply more renewable energy to the grid. This is how satellite connectivity made that possible.
- December 13, 2013
BGAN M2M – a Reliable, Global Satellite Data Service for Asset-Monitoring and Control
Monitoring and control systems in remote, unmanned locations require a reliable and cost-effective communications service to collect and transmit data to operations centres for further processing.
- September 30, 2021
Selecting the right solution ready for the PSTN switch off
IP communications will inevitably require all remote sites to be linked via digital IP connections when the traditional PSTN lines are switched off in 2025. By understanding the application, the frequency of transmission and volume of data ensures the best communications solution fit – be that BGAN M2M or the new RockREMOTE from Ground Control.
- January 17, 2022
Selecting the right satellite connectivity for people or machines
- January 27, 2022
Powering tomorrow: challenges and opportunities in Utilities
In this webinar, four experts in the field of IoT / M2M connectivity discussed the challenges Utilities and Renewables companies face over the next decade, from ageing infrastructure to cyber security to climate change.
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!