Maritime > Fleetbroadband

Launching November 2007, FleetBroadband is the first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis.

Flexible migration

  • FleetBroadband takes your vessel into the IP era. But if you’re not quite ready to move to IP, it still supports the core ISDN capability of the existing services from Inmarsat.
  • Based on 3G standards, it provides constant, simultaneous access to voice and broadband data.
  • Operational systems can be running online and you can still access email, the internet and make phone calls – all via a single terminal.


  • Standard IP
    Up to 432kbps over a shared channel, foremail, internet and intranet access.
  • Streaming IP
    Guaranteed data rates on demand up to 256kbps.
  • Voice
    Simultaneous voice and data via the same terminal.
  • ISDN
    Supports ISDN at 64kbps for legacy applications.
  • SMS text
    Send and receive text messages.

Following the successful launch of the third Inmarsat-4 satellite, FleetBroadband will be available globally, except in the extreme Polar Regions. At service launch, it will be available in the Indian and Atlantic ocean regions.