BGAN

Broadband Global Area Network comprises three Inmarsat satellites. The service they provide is free of terrestrial troubles such as cellular dead-zones, or disaster service outages, and is available around the world – even on oceans and in deserts. Just make sure there are no obstacles between you and the satellite. Using a small, easy-to-set-up dish, it can offer phone, fax, ISDN, SMS text, and high-speed internet services.