“Most Innovative Non-Voice Service” to its premium mobile IP service.
Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, was awarded the CommsMEA 2010 “Most Innovative Non-Voice Service” award for their premium mobile IP service, BGAN. The ceremony was held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, and attended by telecommunications industry professionals from the Middle East and Africa.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this outstanding recognition which truly reflects Inmarsat’s premium service,” said Helene Bazzi, Senior Area Manager Middle East and Africa, Inmarsat. “Although it also provides a highly-reliable voice service, it is the quality of the broadband data service that has attracted over 47,000 users globally. BGAN provides professionals with reliable high-speed data links to even the most remote areas around the world. It is ideal and meets all their communication requirements across a majority of sectors, especially with its seamless and quick deployment which takes up to 5 minutes to get from backpack to broadband connectivity.”
Helene Bazzi, Senior Area Manager, Inmarsat
Inmarsat’s BGAN – or Broadband Global Area Network – was the world’s first mobile communications service to provide both voice and broadband data simultaneously through a single, highly compact device on a global basis. BGAN allows you to access data applications at broadband speed and make phone calls at the same time – wherever you are on the planet.
BGAN is designed for simplicity and ease of use. No specialist technical expertise is required to set up and use it. It’s easy to manage costs, because service usage and charges can be tracked in real time. The same device can be used worldwide and the user interface is standard across all terminals.
The CommsMEA 2010 awards acknowledged operators and individuals who have taken a leadership role in the region’s fast growing and rapidly changing telecoms sector. Finalists for the “Most Innovative Non-Voice Service Award,” included Iridium, Thuraya, and Orange Business. This award recognizes operators or VAS providers for developing a non-voice service that has gained substantial traction in the market and has made a significant contribution to service revenues, churn reduction and customer attraction.