Inmarsat’s X-Stream redefines satellite comms

Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is busy showcasing its new and premium IP streaming service, BGAN X-Stream, at its stand in Zabeel Hall.

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Inmarsat’s X-Stream redefines satellite comms Samer Halawi says that X-Stream “redefines” the satellite sector.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2009

Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is busy showcasing its new and premium IP streaming service, BGAN X-Stream, at its stand in Zabeel Hall.

Following increased demand from the region’s media sector, Inmarsat introduced higher streaming rates on the BGAN X-Stream earlier this year. By using a single, lightweight BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) terminal, BGAN X-Stream delivers the fastest on-demand streaming rates from a minimum of 384 kbps (kilo bits per second) up to a rate of about 450 kbps.

The new premium streaming service is available on all existing BGAN terminals that are capable of accessing current streaming rates of 256 kbps and is accessible without the need for additional external hardware. A streaming service of 384 kbps offers near-broadcast quality video and is compatible with leading video and audio IP applications.

 “As the uptake of mobile satellite communications services continues to grow in the Middle East, Inmarsat is committed to providing customers with cost-effective and high-speed mobile technologies like BGAN X-Stream that redefine this industry,” says Samer Halawi, Vice President for Strategic Corporate Development for Inmarsat. “We have a strong customer base of regional media organisations and we are committed to serving their demands for higher data rates.”

Since its launch in 2005, BGAN has been used by several news agencies around the world.  As an integral part of CNN’s digital news gathering solution, BGAN won the IBC Innovation Award for Content Creation.

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