Inmarsat Government Introduces BGAN Converge
Offers substantial immediate data rate improvement on existing BGAN terminals
for mission-critical communications
HERNDON, Va. -- January 29, 2013
Inmarsat Government, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc and a leading
provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S.
public sector, announced today that it has launched its new service, BGAN
Converge^TM. This value-added solution allows government BGAN users to achieve
significantly higher data rates through reliable commercial BGAN channel
Government customers continue to require higher throughput solutions, as plans
to extend communication capabilities further into the field are on the rise.
When military personnel involved in active operations need to see the latest
imagery from an unmanned aerial vehicle, they need reliable access at high
“In response to the ever-growing demand for higher data rates, our BGAN
Converge offering dramatically enhances throughput up to 800 kbps
bi-directionally,” said David Helfgott, President and CEO of Inmarsat
Government. “It is a practical and effective turnkey alternative to VSAT,
while maintaining BGAN’s core characteristics of reliability, security,
scalability and global coverage that our government customers demand for their
BGAN Converge supports various fixed and mobile platforms and does not require
changing any existing equipment. It offers faster, higher-quality interactive
video conferencing, video streaming and VoIP services. The BGAN Converge
system consists of the software that resides on a router, as well as a
Converge server located at the Inmarsat Satellite Access Station (SAS). The
end-to-end service is highly portable, minimizes jitter and network latency
and provides global, on-demand streaming capabilities.
BGAN Converge also offers a transition path to Inmarsat’s new global Ka-band
network, Global Xpress^®, deploying in 2013 with full, global service expected
by the end of 2014. The Global Xpress solution will be delivered through
compact, highly portable devices that meet the government’s requirements for
Inmarsat Government will be demonstrating BGAN Converge in its booth #2017 at
AFCEA West 2013, taking place January 29-31 at the San Diego Convention
About Inmarsat Government
Segovia, Inc. d/b/a Inmarsat Government provides secure, reliable and
affordable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military and civilian
organizations. Equipped with the industry’s leading terrestrial and satellite
infrastructure and partners, Inmarsat Government delivers custom, end-to-end
networks and solutions that can sustain communications anytime, anywhere.
Inmarsat Government is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with network assets and
operations around the globe. Visit InmarsatGov.com.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and
high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other
organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in
the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every
continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L).
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