Vizada trials Inmarsat’s BGAN X-Stream service for reporting with media clents

Technology & Convergence

Vizada, the world’s leading provider of global satellite communications, has successfully completed testing of the Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream service with a number of media customers, including CNN and Al-Arabiya News Channel. The service is now commercially available through Vizada.

Both Vizada media customers are existing users of the Inmarsat BGAN service, a mobile satellite device that enables reporters to perform live broadcasting anywhere in the world. With X-Stream, customers now benefit from a guaranteed streaming service with increased data rates of up to 450 kbps, minimum of 384 kbps. The test phase was co-ordinated closely with Vizada’s Service Provider partners Digital Skies and Atlas Telecom. BGAN X-Stream also caters for government and military customers requiring increased data connection speeds for live videoconferencing and other bandwidth-hungry applications, particularly for media and government customers.