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June 19, 2013

Marine Satellite Broadband Affordability Guide From GMN

Affordable Marine Satellite Broadband

Satellite phone expert outlines ways to achieve affordable satellite broadband service at sea. New guide helps mariners navigate satellite broadband Internet hardware and airtime options. 

MARYVILLE, TN June 17, 2013 – Global Marine Networks (GMN) the leaders in advancing satellite data speeds and services, today announced the release of a new white paper, "The Ultimate Guide to Affordable Marine Satellite Broadband.” The document gives a concise summary of broadband satellite hardware, airtime, data service options and issues, with an emphasis on affordable pricing for mariners.

With mobile satellite service providers offering new rate plans and hardware options, mariners are finding satellite broadband Internet service can be the most affordable way to access email, web browsing, weather and social media services on the water: up to 90% less per megabyte than handheld satellite phone options.

“Before, high-speed Internet at sea was restricted to large commercial vessels due to size and pricing,” said Dr. Luis Soltero, CTO of Global Marine Networks. “Now, smaller fishing vessels, recreational sailors, cruisers, salt-water sportsmen and yacht owners are finding it’s a better deal to buy a satellite broadband terminal than handheld satellite phones. Not only can sailors get much faster data than before, but the savings in airtime for both voice and data are quite dramatic.”

The Ultimate Guide to Affordable Marine Satellite Broadband ” includes:

    • Satellite Service Pricing Comparisons
    • Airtime Rate Summaries
    • Case Studies for Casual Cruisers, Live Aboard/Work Aboard and Home Schooling Users
    • Sample Equipment Setups
    • Data Optimization – Faster, Cheaper and Better

Satellite systems comparisons include pricing and hardware options for Iridium Handheld phones (9555/Extreme), Iridium Pilot, and Inmarsat FleetBroadband.

The guide is available immediately at .

About Global Marine Networks, LLC

Global Marine Networks

Global Marine Networks (GMN), the leaders in advancing satellite data speeds and services, helps Fixed and Mobile Satellite Services providers and their customers by offering the industry’s fastest, most reliable and easy-to-use email, web, and other hardware and software services to maritime, oil and gas, first responder and business continuity users. The company’s products include XGate high-speed satellite email, WeatherNet weather and oceanographic data software, and vessel tracking systems.

Ship to shore network management solutions are sold by GMN under the RedPort Global brand name at and as white-label solutions for the world’s premier satellite data service providers.

GMN has numerous awards and certifications for technical innovation and holds pending patents on its products. For more information on how GMN is Making Airtime Count™ – whether ship to shore, or in remote or emergency communications environments, visit

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