VSAT Services

RigNet’s Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) based on VSAT technology are cost-effective, IP-based satellite solutions that provide high-speed, always-on connections to the Internet and the international Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), as well as corporate intranets, on a global scale.

FSS services from RigNet combine secure, reliable connectivity with unmatched coverage in a flexible package that is scalable to meet almost any requirement.  As a technology neutral provider of Ku-band, C-band and L-band services, RigNet FSS services are excellent choices for either your primary communications platform or as a completely independent backup solution for existing networks.

Whether you have a few sites or many hundreds, the two-way, high-speed satellite services provide a single-product solution that is scalable for all of your IP-based communications requirements in hard to reach areas throughout the world.  Combining the solution with an L-band terminal for back-up service achieves availability and reliability levels unsurpassed in the industry.


RigNet provides iDirect-based Ku-band and C-band VSAT Services and Inmarsat L-band BGAN service as part of its suite of FSS solutions.  Services are available as either contended or dedicated single channel per carrier (SCPC).  RigNet’s underlying network technology is based on a robust, IP-optimized platform that has been field-proven throughout the world.  A typical remote site is equipped with a satellite antenna and associated radio equipment for two-way send-and-receive communications, as well as an indoor unit that connects seamlessly to your PCs on a LAN using a standard Ethernet interface. A number of remote site configurations are available.

Fixed-Site Land

For permanent or semi-permanent installations. Ku-band and C-band antennas are typically 1.2 to 2.4 meters and are installed with wall, post or non-penetrating roof mounts.  Standard L-band BGAN terminals are used for short duration installations during exploration and production site set-up and for use as FSS back-up solutions.

Transportable Land

Available in three categories: trailer, flyaway and auto-acquire.

  1. Trailer mounts feature a satellite dish pre-mounted on a single-axel tow-hitch trailer, and include a GPS and an antenna pointing assembly that allows you to get up and running in approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Flyaway terminals are designed for repeated assembly and disassembly, breaking down for transport into lightweight cases and taking approximately 30 minutes to setup.
  3. Auto-acquire terminals are designed for emergency situations when time is of the essence, mounting on light trucks or SUVs and automatically deploying and acquiring the satellite within a few minutes of activation.

C-Band Coverage

Ku-Band Coverage