Global Coverage - 24 x 7 Connectivity

BGAN M2M Service

Low Cost Global Ethernet Ports via Satellite

BGAN M2M satellite service places a full-time Ethernet port anywhere on the globe for any device that normally connects to the Internet.

BGAN M2M service uses BGAN M2M-capable terminals like the Hughes 9502. BGAN M2M service has the lowest billable unit costs of 1 to 2 cents per kilobyte transferred, making it ideal for small-packet data communications. (Higher data needs may use BGAN Standard+ or BGAN Link.)

BGAN M2M terminals include the Hughes 9502, the Explorer 540, and the Hughes 9450 In-Motion. Monitor or control to any remote valve, pump, ATM, traffic light, credit card terminal, moving truck or vehicle, or any other device for full-time connectivity from anywhere on the globe – all with a very low monthly subscription fee starting at $23.99 USD per month with the 2 MB plan.

Global Internet Service 24/7

Any location within one of the three colored regions on the map shown below can connect to the BGAN M2M network. BGAN M2M service is available globally using the same service plan below. BGAN terminals may move anywhere on the globe at anytime without notification to Ground Control.

More information on BGAN M2M Coverage.

BGAN Coverage Map 2016

BGAN M2M Service Features

  • No long-term contracts - most plans have month-to-month billing.

  • BGAN M2M service is a full-time 24/7 full-speed 464Kbps standard internet connection.

  • GAN M2M operates like any internet connection and can be used any way required.

  • Minimum billing increment is one kilobyte (and not 100 kilobytes as with standard BGAN service).

  • Ideal for small-packet remote communication that uses two to 50 megabytes per month.

  • Need more? Unlimited usage BGAN service offered at any time with appropriate BGAN SIM card.

  • Multiple sites? Buy 'shared megabyte' plans for multiple terminals. An excellent cost-saver.

  • BGAN M2M doesn't charge for network overhead communication, such as a connection charge.

  • High-speed data capable with up to 464Kbps speeds - no bottlenecks if speed is needed.

  • Global coverage - monitor/control global assets with one service provider, Ground Control.

  • Teleport firewall stops all unauthorized incoming traffic from entering the satellite link by default.

  • A whitelist of IPs (provided by subscriber) opens authorized traffic to the BGAN terminal.

  • IPSec VPN available to an Inmarsat teleport - create a private network - bypass public-static IPs.

  • Fully TCP-IP routable to any IP address and allowed incoming IP addresses (with public-static IP).

  • Protocols supported - TCP, UDP, ICMP, SKIP, GRE, ESP, SMTP, IMAP, POP3, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS.

  • Real-time communication with latency (ping time) from 900 to 1500 milliseconds.

  • SMS control - BGAN M2M terminals may be controlled with simple SMS text messaging.

  • Designed for M2M, SCADA, or any device that needs to be monitored or controlled 24/7.

  • Static IP addresses are available and necessary if remote access to connected equipment is needed.

BGAN Management Portal: Track All – Monitor All – Control All

$19 per terminal per month - No term contracts

Ground Control’s remote terminal management (RTM) portal will track, monitor, and control one or more BGAN terminals from a secure intuitive web interface. This highly functional portal shows terminal usage, GPS location, performs wake-up, and sleep and reboot commands. It also has a historic log file for all activity, as well as many other features.




The BGAN Terminal Management Portal is $19 per month per terminal. There are no term contracts or minimum number of terminals required. You may add and remove terminals at any time. More information on the BGAN Terminal Management Portal.

BGAN M2M vs Satellite Dishes (VSAT)

A satellite dish (VSAT) system may have cheaper service to transmit large amounts of data, but they’re bulky, use more power (over 100 watts), and can easily misalign and require a certified installer to setup. Also, a certified installer will need to be dispatched if the dish misaligns for any reason, such as wind.

In contrast, the Hughes 9502 is extremely portable, can be installed by anyone, and operates very well in extreme weather. Misalignments to wind are rare and the power draw is a fraction of VSAT systems (.01 to 4 watts), ideal for remote low-power or solar installations. The BGAN M2M – Hughes 9502 is the solution to monitoring all rural and urban assets since now your WAN can be anywhere on the globe, inexpensively, and with one service provider.

BGAN M2M vs Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)

The advantage of using BGAN M2M over the Iridium SBD service is that you’re capable of transferring one kilobyte of data for $0.01 to $0.02 cents, while Iridium SBD is $1 to $2 dollars per kilobyte.

Also, BGAN M2M is a live IP connection with 900 to 1800 millisecond latency, while Iridium SBD service is not an open IP service, and data packets may take up to 20 to 30 seconds to deliver.

Finally, BGAN M2M provides speeds of up to 464kilobits per second, so that when emergencies happen, you have full speed to the equipment to make adjustments real-time. Iridium does not have this capability.