Inmarsat Fleet Broadband Airtime


  • Inmarsat Airtime by Intellian

Intellian is proud to introduce Inmarsat satellite service including the latest FleetBroadband service. The Intellian Inmarsat Airtime Service provides FleetBroadband. Relax and enjoy yourself at sea, secure in the knowledge that Intellian service will keep you in constant touch with business, family and friends - as well as the emergency services - at all times. Whether you have a super yacht or a pleasure cruiser, there's a choice of communications and safety services - suitable for even the smallest vessels.


FleetBroadband ensures you are never out of touch, wherever you sail. The service is accessible globally except for the extreme Polar Regions.

inmarsat world map

This map depicts Inmarsat's expectations of coverage post repositioning of its I-4 satellites. This map does not represent a guarantee of service. The availability of service at the edge of coverage fluctuates depending on various conditions.

  • Inmarsat Airtime Features

Superior Performance
FleetBroadband gives you faster, more cost-effective access to data services. Besides constant, real-time weather and ECDIS updates, you can use more complex applications with confidence. Its simultaneous voice and data capability means that operational systems can be running online and you can still access email, your intranet and make voice calls - all via a single terminal. So the Captain can get on with managing the ship, while the crew are calling or emailing home.
Global Coverage
FleetBroadband ensures you are never out of touch, wherever you sail. The service is accessible globally except for the extreme polar regions.
Unrivalled reliability
You can depend on Inmarsat, whatever the weather. We provide the toughest communications links in the business, with average network availability exceeding 99.99 per cent. FleetBroadband terminals are designed specifically for use within the marine environment and are rigorously tested to our exacting standards. The whole system is supported by our worldwide network of partners.
Easy installation and network integration
FleetBroadband can be rapidly deployed across your entire fleet and, as a standard IP service, seamlessly integrated with head office networks. Terminals operate globally and the user interface will be standard across all manufacturers' products.
Total flexibility
FleetBroadband supports the latest IP services, as well as traditional circuit-switched voice and data for your legacy applications. You can choose between a standard, contended IP service and guaranteed data rates on demand – with the ability to select the rate according to your application. Three types of terminal are available, which offer different performance capabilities via standard hardware.
With FleetBroadband, performance and flexibility don't come at a high price. Terminal costs are relatively low, with a choice of airtime pricing packages to best suit your needs. And you don't have to commit to a lengthy contract. It makes global voice and broadband data services more accessible than ever before, enabling you to achieve greater operational efficiencies and reduce the costs of crew communications.
Complete security

Inmarsat has vast experience in providing secure communications to military and government customers, as well as multinational businesses. If required, our network can support additional security products, such as VPNs and ISDN cryptos.

  • Service & Application
Standard IP
For email, internet and intranet access via a secure VPN connection, at speeds up to 432kbps over a shared channel.
Streaming IP
Guaranteed data rates on demand up to 256kbps. 
Choose the data rate on a case by case basis, depending on your application.
Make voice calls at the same time as accessing your data applications. Voicemail is also available. Group 3 fax is supported via the voice channel.
Supports ISDN at 64kbps for your legacy applications.
Send and receive text messages 
- up to 160 characters.

Three types of terminals with different performance capabilities are available from Thrane & Thrane.
All use stabilized, directional antennas and vary in size and weight.

  FB150 FB250 FB500
Up to
Up to 
Up to 
- 32,64,128
ISDN - - 64kbps
Voice 4kbps
4kbps AMBE+2 and 3.1kHz
Fax - Group 3 fax via 3.1kHz
SMS Standard 3G (up to 160 characters)
29.1cm 32cm 60cm
22.1cm 28cm 63cm
2.5cm 3.9cm 16cm
FleetBroadband supports an extensive range of commercially available, off-the-shelf software, as well as specialized user applications. It is ideal for:

Email and webmail
Real-time electronic chart and weather updates
Remote company intranet and internet access
Secure communications
Large file transfer
Crew communications
Vessel/engine telemetry
SMS and instant messaging
Store and forward video