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-'''[[Broadband Global Area Network]]''' or '''[[BGAN]]''' for short, is a global '''[[Satellite]]''' '''[[Internet]]''' Network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a laptop computer to broadband Internet in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the satellite exists, the terminal can be used anywhere. +[[Image:Bgan-uplink.png|'''[[Broadband Global Area Network]]''' or '''[[BGAN]]''' for short, is a global '''[[Satellite]]''' '''[[Internet]]''' Network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a '''[[laptop]]''' computer to '''[[broadband]]''' '''[[Internet]]''' in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the '''[[satellite]]''' exists, the terminal can be used anywhere.|thumb|300px]]
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 +'''[[Broadband Global Area Network]]''' or '''[[BGAN]]''' for short, is a global '''[[Satellite]]''' '''[[Internet]]''' Network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a '''[[laptop]]''' computer to '''[[broadband]]''' '''[[Internet]]''' in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the '''[[satellite]]''' exists, the terminal can be used anywhere.
The value of BGAN terminals is that unlike other satellite Internet services which require bulky & heavy satellite dishes to connect, a BGAN terminal is about the size of a laptop and thus can be carried easily. The value of BGAN terminals is that unlike other satellite Internet services which require bulky & heavy satellite dishes to connect, a BGAN terminal is about the size of a laptop and thus can be carried easily.

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Broadband Global Area Network or BGAN for short, is a global Satellite Internet Network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a laptop computer to broadband Internet in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the satellite exists, the terminal can be used anywhere.
Broadband Global Area Network or BGAN for short, is a global Satellite Internet Network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a laptop computer to broadband Internet in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the satellite exists, the terminal can be used anywhere.

Broadband Global Area Network or BGAN for short, is a global Satellite Internet Network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a laptop computer to broadband Internet in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the satellite exists, the terminal can be used anywhere.

The value of BGAN terminals is that unlike other satellite Internet services which require bulky & heavy satellite dishes to connect, a BGAN terminal is about the size of a laptop and thus can be carried easily.

The network is provided by Inmarsat and uses three geostationary satellites called I-4 to provide almost global coverage.


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Reference

  1. see Wikipedia BGAN [1]

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