Inmarsat rolls out BGAN X-Stream

May 19, 2009

Inmarsat has introduced BGAN X-Stream on-demand streaming that guarantees data rates from a minimum of 384kb/s to about 450kb/s.

The new premium IP streaming service is accessible through existing hardware — single, compact, lightweight BGAN terminals from Hughes and Thrane & Thrane — without the need for external antenna or additional hardware. The enhancement represents an increase in BGAN’s streaming rate of at least 50 percent.

Inmarsat initially made BGAN X-Stream commercially available April 20 on the Inmarsat-4 EMEA satellite. It is scheduled to be available worldwide at the end of June.

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