Inmarsat Satellite Network Overview | Satellite Phones Direct
Inmarsat Satellite Network Overview | Satellite Phones Direct

Overview and Coverage

INMARSAT - Global satellite communications

Inmarsat owns and operates three constellations of communication satellites, comprising a total of 10 spacecraft. Together they form the backbone of the world's most versatile, reliable, commercial satellite communications network.

Flying in geosynchronous orbit 35,786km (22,236 miles) above the Earth, the satellites are positioned in nine orbital locations to give seamless global coverage.

On land
You can make voice calls and send and receive data over a range of devices, such as our IsatPhone 2 handheld phone and notebook-size BGAN voice and broadband terminals.

We have also developed a suite of machine-to-machine (M2M) services for remote monitoring and management of fixed and mobile assets, such as transport fleets, oil pipelines and utility networks.

At sea
We offer a range of communication and safety services, including voice and broadband IP data for vessel operations, crew and passenger connectivity, and access to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Our principal maritime services are FleetBroadband, FleetPhone and XpressLink.

In the air
We are the most widely used satellite operator in the aviation sector. Our SwiftBroadband service makes possible various applications for the cockpit and cabin, from safety communications, weather and flight updates to email, internet and phone services.

For our government users, we serve their requirements across land, sea and air - fulfilling their operational needs whether in theatre or as first responders in times of crisis.

And with the deployment of our next-generation Inmarsat-5 satellites in 2013-14, our new Global Xpress network will deliver global voice and high-speed data at speeds of up to 50Mbps.

Coverage Map
Inmarsat Coverage Map