December 31, 2008 will bring a close of support for the R-BGAN Service as part of Inmarsat’s Product Evolution strategy.
R-BGAN is a high-speed satellite IP modem operating at speeds of up to 144 kbps. This is more than twice the speed of GPRS terrestrial systems, and is the first time that such speeds have been possible from lightweight, portable satellite terminal. The system is operational across Europe, Africa and Asia. It is also a cost-efficient option, as it is "always on", meaning that you only pay for data sent and received, not for the time connected.
A portable satellite IP modem
High-speed data communications via satellite – up to 144 kbps
Lightweight and easy to operate
Operational accross Europe, Africa and Asia. Coverage also planned for Latin America in Q2 06.
An “always on” system. You pay only for data sent and received.
Ethernet, Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Bluetooth interfaces
RBGAN End Of Life Migration Announcement
Once you have purchased an R-BGAN terminal, simply register your details with TS2 and your modem will be activated and ready within 48 hours.