TriaGnoSys has successfully demonstrated its VoCeM satellite communications compression software over Inmarsat's BGAN network, and reports that it achieved good quality calls with a total bit rate of only 3.3 kbit/s.

The test, which was conducted last week, "opens up a huge potential for offering low-cost VoIP calls over BGAN, backed by the reliability and global reach of the Inmarsat-4 network", says Inmarsat chief engineer, global networks and engineering, D V Ramana.

TriaGnoSys managing director Axel Jahn adds: "Our next job is to work with satellite-based VoIP and GSM suppliers to bring down call costs.

"In particular, we are in discussion with air, land and sea communications providers, since installing VoCeM requires only a simple upgrade."

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news