Cobham Explorer 710 BGAN Satellite Terminal

Cobham Explorer 710 BGAN Satellite Terminal

The Cobham Explorer 710 allows fast data connectivity, voice and SMS anywhere in the world, using the Inmarsat global satellite network

Cobham Explorer 710 BGAN Satellite Terminal

Buy With Service

The Cobham Explorer 710 packages below are pay as you go options which offer the same rates per minute across the Inmarsat coverage area. Validity period is from date of activation, not date of purchase.

An alternative airtime option is a Pay Monthly contract. If you wish to choose this option please choose “Cobham Explorer 710 Only” below and purchase a Pay Monthly SIM Card >


The Explorer 710 is the smallest class 1 BGAN terminal and is at the forefront of a new era of high-speed ultra-portable satellite streaming.

This BGAN terminal is light, compact and tough and provides incredibly reliable broadband when cellular or wireless networks are unavailable or not reliable. The Cobham Explorer 710 is a sophisticated high-speed ultra-portable communication tool for broadcasting and other IP-based industry applications. 

What is Included?

  • Explorer 710 Transceiver & Antenna
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • 0.1m Antenna Cables
  • 2m ISDN/LAN Cable
  • 115/230VAC Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide, CD with Manuals

Cobham Explorer 710 Key Features:

Near Global Coverage
Cobham Explorer 710 provide near-global data connectivity via the Inmarsat Satellite network. View coverage map >

This BGAN terminal is easy to use and as the smallest Class 1 BGAN terminal, it is extremely portable. 

Demand Streaming
The Cobham 710 is the first and only BGAN terminal to support BGAN HDR, the new on-demand streaming service from Inmarsat. In fact, demand streaming speeds are at 650 kbps; setting a new standard for mobile video newsgathering. 

SmartPhone Apps
This Satellite Terminal introduces smartphone apps to the world of BGAN connectivity, enabling users to wirelessly connect their own devices for voice calling and connectivity.

The advanced plug and play bonding features are available on the Cobham 710. Simply connect two Explorer 710 units and nearly double the streaming rates. 

GTCTrack Compatible 

Our online mapping portal can track your Cobham Explorer 710 to provide real-time information via your GPS location. Any person provided with the login can become an operator to monitor any number of GSM or satellite assets simultaneously in real-time and historically on both the Basic and Professional plans.

Key benefits include:

  • Geofencing capabilities (Professional Plan only)
  • Alert options available with varying degrees of urgency for operator and device holder
  • Global Tracking
  • Multiple layer options and map views
  • Inclusive to all devices with GPS tracking capabilities
  • Past-tracking data points are always accessible, until the device is de-activated
  • Mapping and asset grouping customisation options are available
  • Data Reporting and Scheduling functions
  • Notifications and alerts can be sent directly to the holder of the device

GTCTrack Basic Mapping

Available from just £6.50 ex VAT a month per device and provides location-based data from your device to the online maps. The tracking equipment determines its location by triangulating a position using GPS (Global Positioning System) and then transmits this information via GSM, Satellite, or VHF to a central server for processing.
  • Suitable for users with single devices
  • Excludes Geo-Fencing
  • Pay upfront annually to receive a discounted subscription of £65 ex VAT per year

GTCTrack Professional Mapping

Available from just £12.50 ex VAT per month per device and allows you to track multiple devices on the same map in addition to features available on the Basic plan. This plan is essential for businesses or organisers managing multiple devices to be able to track the movements of individuals and assets.
  • Suitable for users requiring access to multiple devices under one login
  • Includes Geo-Fencing
  • Fee is applicable per device
  • Pay upfront annually to receive a discounted subscription of £140 ex VAT per year
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Calling Rates

If no airtime bundles above are chosen you will be charged the following pricing at the end of your rental.

Service Charge
Data (per MB) £7.00
Outgoing to Fixed / Landline (per min) £0.95
Outgoing to Cellular / Mobile (per min) £1.05
Outgoing to BGAN / GSPS £0.90
Outgoing to FBB £3.00
SMS £0.50
Voicemail £0.90
Deposit £750

Charges exclude VAT



332 x 279 x 54 mm
13.07 x 10.98 x 2.13 inches

Weight (including battery)

3.5 kg / 7.7 lbs

Antenna: 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs

Transceiver: 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs

Global Services

Voice: 4 kbps AMBE+2

Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

Standard IP: Up to 492 kbps

Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps

(256 kbps & BGAN X-Stream)

High Data Rate Streaming: Min. 600 kbps

Min. 300 kbps (Half-channel HDR)

ISDN: UDI 64 kbps / RDI 56 kbps

SMS: Not supported

Inmarsat Frequencies

1518.0 - 1525.0 MHz (Rx) (EMEA)
1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz (Rx)
1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz (Tx)
1668.0 - 1675.0 MHz (Tx) (EMEA)


20dBW ±1dB

User Interface

PMOLED Display, 5 navigation keys,
Audio and LCD pointing aids and LED
indicator, Compass


ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU and CN

Approvals Inmarsat Class 1 Type Approval at launch

CE & FCC at launch. Other approvals TBC


1 x Analogue RJ-11 phone/fax interfaces

2 x LAN (RJ-45) interface

Power over Ethernet: PoE Cl. 2 on one RJ-45 interface
Max. cable length: 100m / 328ft (Cat5 UTP)

1 x USB host interface

2.0 (host), Charging up to 2A

1 x ISDN interface

Connector type: RJ-45
Max. units per port: 8, max. total power supplied 1W

1 x Transceiver / Antenna Interface

Connector type: TNC-TNC
Max. cable loss: 1.4 / 20dB @ 1.5GHz

WLAN Access Point

Standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g

1 x BGAN SIM Card Slot
Environmental Conditions

Operational (ambient): -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F
Storage (excl. battery): -40°C to +80°C / -40°F to +176°F

Battery Storage Temperature

1 month: -20°C to +60°C / -4°F to +140°F
3 months: -20°C to +45°C / -4°F to +113°F
1 year: -20°C to +20°C / -4°F to +68°F

Water and Dust Transceiver: IP52 / Antenna: IP66
Relative Humidity 95% non-condensing  at +40°C / +104°F
DC Input Range


Power Consumption

Intelligent Power Management 65W (max.) 

AC/DC Power Supply

Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 65W

Output: 19VDC

Connector type: 2.5 / 5.5 mm power jack


Lithium ion, rechargeable
Stand-by time: 24 hours (to be confirmed)
Transmit time, max.: 2h30m @ 144 kbps
(25°C / 77°F) 1h30m @ 650 kbps
Receive time, max.: 3h30m @ 492 kbps



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