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Network Comparison

Which service is best for your application?

Use the table below to compare the features of each service we offer. This will enable you to decide which satphone system is best for your needs.

Of course, we will always talk you through the various options, so if in doubt - contact us!

  Voice calls Fax calls ISDN Compatible Broadband Max. data speed kbps Typical size mm Typical weight kg Pointing Remote antenna Coverage
Inmarsat 
Mini-M
Tick Tick Cross Cross 2.4 300x200 x50 2 Directional Tick Global except extreme poles
Inmarsat
 GAN (M4)
Tick Tick Tick Cross 64 350x280 x70 4 Directional Tick Global except extreme poles
Iridium Tick (1) Cross Cross 2.4 Cell phone sized < 1 Omni-directional Tick Fully global (political exceptions)
Thuraya Tick (1) Cross Cross 9.6 Cell phone sized < 1 Omni-directional Tick A third of globe (political exceptions)
Inmarsat
BGAN
Tick Tick Tick Tick 492 Small laptop 2 Directional Tick Will be global except extreme poles

Key to symbols

Tick Yes

Cross No

Omni-directional Omni-directional antenna - but direct line of site to the satellite is required

Directional Directional antenna - it needs to be pointed to the satellite

Notes

(1) Yes - If the Sim Card is activated for Fax Calls