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Bgan liberia YES? NO?

cant get a straight answer from inmarsat folks… anyone managed to get a Bgan to work in Monrovia, or am i stuck with the old 64K TT??


by jerome delay at 2006-01-11 08:55:43 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) johanesburg , South Africa | Bookmark | | Report spam→

BGANs did work in 2003 off the balcony of the Mamba Point hotel in Monrovia… the signal was a bit flaky, but they did work. However that was before the switchover to the new I-4 satellite, which may have reduced coverage in West Africa (at least until the satellite over North America gets switched on – then everything should be covered). But basically to be 100% sure you need to find someone who’s used it since mid-July of last year – any info from before that will be based on the old satellite and could be different. And I wouldn’t trust what Inmarsat say – There’s a big difference between "this area is in the satellite’s footprint" and "BGANs actually work there" – e.g. in Togo last year, which should have been fine for BGAN coverage, nobody’s worked at all even off the roof of a 10-storey hotel. Those that had 64K T&Ts were very happy they took them.



by Ben Curtis | 11 Jan 2006 20:01 | Cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
Not exactly an answer to your question, but I had good luck using the wireless at the Palm Royal hotel.  Depending on where you’re staying, it might be a schlep but it was almost always working and pretty fast.

Good luck.

by candace feit | 12 Jan 2006 07:01 | dakar, Senegal | | Report spam→

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