U.S. Army adopts TS2 Satellite Technologies' BGAN services

WARSAW, Poland, 13 Jan. 2009. TS2 Satellite Technologies won a contract to deliver mobile BGAN services for U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Iraq. The Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite two-way (upload/download) modem is a small laptop-sized device weighing less than a kilogram (T&T Explorer 110). BGAN is well suited for foreign correspondents, soldiers, travelers, sailors, crisis management units, police, fire brigades, emergency services, and other safety services.

WARSAW, Poland, 13 Jan. 2009. TS2 Satellite Technologies won a contract to deliver mobile BGAN services for U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Iraq.

Most soldiers deploy with a laptop in hand and a hookup to the Internet in their barracks, says a representative. Internet access has resulted in morale improvements; troops no longer feel cut off from home.

The Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite two-way (upload/download) modem is a small laptop-sized device weighing less than a kilogram (T&T Explorer 110). It ensures transfer and reception of files of any size within a satellite network from almost any place on Earth, at rates up to 492 Kbit/sec.

BGAN is well suited for foreign correspondents, soldiers, travelers, sailors, crisis management units, police, fire brigades, emergency services, and other safety services.

"In disaster situations, BGAN can help save lives through instant restoration of vital communications to coordinate relief efforts," says Marcin Frackiewicz, CEO of TS2. "Media organizations all over the world already use TS2 mobile satellite services to file their reports from disaster-hit areas, war zones, sports events, and remote regions."

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