SwiftBroadband is an IP-based packet-switched communications network that is being provided over a constellation of three Inmarsat 4 (I-4) satellites. The first two were launched in 2005 and the third was launched in 2008. It provides a symmetric ‘always-on’ data connection of up to 432kbit/s per channel for aircraft globally except for the polar regions.  It can also provide IP streaming at various rates up to a full channel.

Using a high-gain antenna (HGA), SwiftBroadband can deliver a symmetric, data connection of up to 432kbps per channel, and provides guaranteed connection rates of 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps on demand. Satcom1’s unique software license AvioIP feature allows dual bonding of 1 to 3 Swiftbroadband channels, to reach speeds of up to 1.2 MB/s. Learn more about Satcom1’s proprietary aggregation solution.


Current hardware manufactures for SwiftBroadband are; Cobham, Honeywell and Thales. Satcom1 has been an Inmarsat provider since 2003.

SwiftBroadband Capabilities
  • Browse the Internet without delays
  • Video conferencing at 30,000ft
  • Stream Satcom1.TV in your Aircraft
  • Send & Receive emails where ever you are in the world

Depending on the types of speed you wish to achieve, there are different antennas to suit every need and requirement.

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