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January 17, 2022

Selecting the right satellite connectivity for people or machines

For Oil and Gas companies, selecting the right satellite connectivity to connect people or machines can be complex. We’ve built a simple decision tree to help you determine the best satellite solutions to connect people or machines, whether your throughput requirements are low or high, fixed or mobile.

*Mobile can also be fixed 

These products are of course not your only options for these requirements, but they are our top picks, and here’s why.

Iridium Extreme 9575 PTT

The Extreme 9575 PTT is Iridium’s top-of-the-line push-to-talk satellite phone. It offers superior PTT, voice, SMS texting, GPS, low-speed Internet, SOS button, and real-time web-tracking. This ruggedized satellite phone works in all weather conditions and is an ideal communications tool for remote Oil and Gas sites, and for total connectivity wherever engineers travel.

Toughsat XP

Toughsat XP is Ground Control’s flagship professional series mobile satellite system, incorporating a powerful feature set that operates both normal and extreme remote site environments. The quick one-button deployment provides high-speed WiFi for up to 256 devices from any well site in less than 3.5 minutes.


The MCD-4800 (“The Football”) is an auto-pointing BGAN satellite terminal that requires no user training to operate. Simply place the weatherproof case anywhere on site, turn it on and then close the lid – no pointing necessary. Within a minute the MCD-4800 becomes a powerful WiFi hotspot accessible by any wireless device within a 100-meter range for up to 5 hours on internal battery power. 

RockBLOCK 9602

Perfect for M2M / IoT low throughput well site requirements, the RockBLOCK 9602 satellite modem utilizes the power of the Iridium® Satellite Network. The versatile and reliable RockBLOCK delivers plug-and-play satellite connectivity, from any point on Earth including the polar regions.

Hughes 9502

The 9502 terminal delivers affordable, global, end-to-end IP data connectivity and is an ideal choice for Oil and Gas companies. The exceptional low power consumption (1W idle) of the Hughes 9502 makes it possible to provide end-to-end IP connectivity to sites that are off-grid. This breakthrough provides end-to-end IP connectivity to any power-challenged Oil and Gas locations that involve sensitive power budgets.


RockREMOTE delivers a reliable and flexible, all IP-based, dual-mode LTE-Satellite communications solution for fixed, semi-fixed or mobile M2M / IoT applications worldwide. Customers select between Ethernet, Wi-Fi or Serial RS232/485 for their communications interface requirements. The solution combines the RockREMOTE terminal, the Iridium Certus network and LTE cellular connectivity, end-to-end networking and the powerful Cloudloop platform. It can be tailored to address a variety of fixed and mobile communications challenges faced by Oil and Gas engineers.


The SCADASat by TSAT satellite system is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the Oil & Gas industry. SCADASat provides a private satellite network operating a direct communication channel between a process control centre and these often remote locations. By locating a private TSAT3500 HUB at a control centre, complete independence of any public infrastructure is obtained, and secure and reliable communication between Oil and Gas sites is assured.

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