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.