BGAN Streaming Services from Inmarsat

BGAN HDR Service

The new BGAN HDR Service (high data rate) is designed for high-performance IP streaming data transferring at 650Kbps with the Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal for all HDR services, and the Hughes 9211 for HDR Asymmetric. These kinds of speeds have until now only been available for bulky VSAT satellite dishes. BGAN portability with the HDR service can revolutionize how live video is streamed from anywhere on the globe.

BGAN HDR Comparison Video

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

BGAN Bundle Plan

All BGAN Services - Streaming (per minute), Standard (per Megabyte), Voice, SMS Texting, ISDN.

PlanUpload SpeedDownload SpeedCost (USD)
BGAN HDR Full Channel Symmetric | Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal Only650Kbps 650Kbps $27.79 per minute
BGAN HDR Full Channel Asymmetric | Hughes 9211 or Explorer 710 BGAN Terminals Only650Kbps 64Kbps $23.40 per minute
BGAN HDR Half Channel Symmetric | Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal Only325Kbps 325Kbps $20.48 per minute
BGAN HDR Half Channel Asymmetric | Hughes 9211 or Explorer 710 BGAN Terminals Only325Kbps 64Kbps$15.14 per minute
Streaming 450Kbps - BGAN X-Stream450Kbps450Kbps$21.20 per minute
Streaming 256Kbps256Kbps256Kbps$15.14 per minute
Streaming 176Kbps176Kbps 176Kbps $12.43 per minute
Streaming 128Kbps128Kbps128Kbps$8.78 per minute
Streaming 64Kbps64Kbps64Kbps$5.05 per minute
Streaming 32Kbps32Kbps32Kbps$2.63 per minute
Other BGAN ServicesPrices (USD)
Standard BGAN Service (per MB transferred)$4.89 per Megabyte
Voice Service to Landline (worldwide)$0.59 per minute
Voice Service to Cellular (worldwide)$0.76 per minute
Voice - BGAN to BGAN (worldwide)$0.44 per minute
SMS Messaging$0.29 per text
Public-Static IP $25 per month
  • A minimum of $1,500 USD is required to open a streaming-capable bundle plan.
  • All BGAN services are available and deduct from bundle funds at the above listed rates.
  • There’s no maximum amount that can be purchased and additional funds may be added.
  • A suspension alert will be issued to email address when 80% of funds have been spent.
  • Bundled accounts have a valid period of one year from activation.

Explorer 710 Connectivity Options

Below is the Explorer 710 web interface screen showing the connectivity options. There are many different types of HDR services available (HDR Half Asymmetric, HDR Half Symmetric, HDR Full Asymmetric, HDR Full Symmetric and 2X HDR Full Symmetric).

For example, you can choose a fast upload channel and a slower download channel with the asymmetric services if you’re streaming video one direction, so you only pay for the data speeds you need.

Using 'OBS Studio' Freeware For Live Broadcasts

Our users have found success streaming live video over BGAN using ‘OBS Studio’ freeware to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live, and other live services. OBS Studio recommended configuration: 480P with a max bitrate around 650Kbps and a framerate of 30 or less.

Global Coverage and Service

With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals may connect anywhere on the globe except for the North and South Poles. If you're within one of the three colored regions, you may connect at broadband speeds, as well as make and receive phone calls from anywhere.

BGAN Coverage Map

USA Contact

+1.805.783.4600

Europe Contact

+44 (0) 1452 751940