BGAN Streaming Services

Bundle Plans from Ground Control allow all BGAN services, including streaming services, to deduct from a bundle account 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.

All BGAN terminals have access to streaming services, which are unshared channels over the BGAN satellite link to the internet backbone. Live event broadcasters use streaming channels to avoid audio and video dropouts during a video feed. While streaming video is possible over the standard shared BGAN service, it’s sometimes unpredictable, and dropouts can occur.

Streaming services connect to the internet just like standard BGAN services do, but streaming services are charged by the minute of use, unlike standard BGAN services which charge by the megabyte transferred.

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 Only650Kbps650Kbps$27.79 per minute
BGAN HDR Full Channel Asymmetric | Hughes 9211 or Explorer 710 BGAN Terminals Only650Kbps64Kbps$23.40 per minute
BGAN HDR Half Channel Symmetric | Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal Only325Kbps325Kbps$20.48 per minute
BGAN HDR Half Channel Asymmetric | Hughes 9211 or Explorer 710 BGAN Terminals Only325Kbps64Kbps$15.14 per minute
Streaming 450Kbps -BGAN X-Stream 450Kbps 450Kbps $21.20 per minute
Streaming 256Kbps 256Kbps 256Kbps $15.14 per minute
Streaming 176Kbps 176Kbps 176Kbps $12.43 per minute
Streaming 128Kbps 128Kbps 128Kbps $8.78 per minute
Streaming 64Kbps 64Kbps 64Kbps $5.05 per minute
Streaming 32Kbps 32Kbps 32Kbps $2.63 per minute

Other BGAN Services

Standard BGAN Service (worldwide) $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 via email when 80% of funds have been spent.
  • Bundled accounts have a valid period of one year from activation.

BGAN HDR - 650Kbps Speeds

BGAN HDR, or ‘high data rates’, are available for the Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal and the Hughes 9211 BGAN Terminal with unshared channel speeds of 650Kbps. Note that only the Explorer 710 may use the 650Kpbs speeds in both directions (aka HDR full-channel symmetric). This is the fastest speed possible for any portable satellite terminals and increases the fidelity of live video broadcasting or the speed of a simple large file transfer from any location on the globe.

BGAN HDR Comparison Video

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.

 

Explorer 710 Connectivity Options

Below is the Explorer 710 web interface screen (URL: 192.168.0.1) showing all data connectivity options. There are four types of HDR services available (HDR Half Asymmetric, HDR Half Symmetric, HDR Full Asymmetric, HDR Full Symmetric). For example, you can choose a fast upload channel and a slower download channel with the asymmetric services if streaming video in one direction so you only pay for the data speeds you need.

Explorer_710_Streaming

 

The web interface of all BGAN terminals is used to initiate streaming services as no software is required for connecting to the BGAN terminal web interface besides a browser.

Streaming service are often greyed out since streaming services must be enabled by Ground Control. This is to protect customers using pay-per-megabyte service from accidentally selecting a streaming service. Only ‘bundled accounts’ shown on this page may use streaming service.

Streaming Capabilities of All BGAN Terminals

HDR-Capable Class 1 BGAN terminals like the Hughes 9211 and the Explorer 710 have much faster streaming speeds than the smaller Class 2 BGAN terminals like the Hughes 9202 or the Explorer 510. Below are the available streaming speeds for each terminal.

BGAN TerminalStreaming Speeds Available to all BGAN Terminals
Explorer 300 | Class 332 and 64 Kbps
Explorer 500 | Class 232, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 510 | Class 232, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 540 | Class 232, 64, and 128 Kbps
Explorer 700 | Class 132, 64, 128, 176, 256 and 450 Kbps
Explorer 710 | Class 1 +HDR32, 64, 128, 176, 256, 450 Kbps, and 650 Kbps
Hughes 9201 | Class 132, 64, 128, 176, 256 and 450 Kbps
Hughes 9202 | Class 232, 64, and 128 Kbps
Hughes 9211 | Class 1 +HDR32, 64, 128, 176, 256, 450 Kbps, and 650 Kbps (650 Kbps Upload Only)
Hughes 9502 | Class 232, 64, and 128 Kbps
MCD-4800 | Class 232, 64, and 128 Kbps
Wideye Sabre 1 | Class 232 and 64 Kbps
In-Motion SystemsStreaming Speeds Available to all BGAN Terminals
Explorer 325 | Class 232, 64 and 128 Kbps
Explorer 727 | Class 2+32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps and 450 Kbps
Hughes 9350-C10 | Class 2+32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps
Hughes 9350-C11 | Class 232, 64 and 128 Kbps
Hughes 9450 | Class 232, 64 and 128 Kbps
MCD-4800 | Class 232, 64 and 128 Kbps
MCD-727 | Class 2+32, 64, 128, 176 and 256 Kbps and 450 Kbps
Wideye Safari | Class 332, 64 and 128 Kbps

BGAN Web Interface

All BGAN terminals have web interface screens that have much of the same functionality as the BGAN Launchpad. To access a BGAN web interface, simply type in the URL listed below in any connected browser.

Portable BGAN TerminalsAccess Web Interface URL
Explorer 300192.168.0.1
Explorer 500 192.168.0.1
Explorer 510 192.168.0.1
Explorer 540192.168.0.1
Explorer 700192.168.0.1
Explorer 710192.168.0.1
Hughes 9201 | Class 1192.168.128.100
Hughes 9202 | Class 2192.168.128.100
Hughes 9211 | Class 1 +HDR192.168.128.100
Hughes 9502 | Class 2192.168.128.100
MCD-4800 "The Football"192.168.128.200
Wideye Sabre 1192.168.1.35
Wideye Ranger192.168.1.35
In-Motion BGAN TerminalsAccess Web Interface URL
Wideye Safari192.168.1.35
Explorer 325192.168.0.1
Explorer 727192.168.0.1
Hughes 9350-C10192.168.128.100
Hughes 9350-C11 192.168.128.100
Hughes 9450192.168.128.100

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