INMARSAT FB (FleetBroadband)

Notice regarding the revised charges and new rate plans

Part of the existing rate plan for INMARSAT FB (Fleet Broadband) has been revised, and new rate plans (the 75MB Plan, 1GB Plan, and 40GB Plan) have been available since March 1, 2016.
For the content of the revised rate plan and new rate plans, click the link below.

Rate plans (tax exempt)

Notice regarding termination of acceptance of new applications and the end of the service

New applications for the 200MB Plan of INMARSAT FB (Fleet Broadband) are no longer accepted as of December 31, 2014, and the service is no longer provided as of April 30, 2016.

As of December 31, 2014, new applications for the 2GB Plan and the 6GB Plan are no longer being accepted.
As an alternative plan, the 250MB Plan, 4GB Plan, 8GB Plan, and 20GB Plan are available.
As of March 31, 2015, new applications for the IP Fixed Rate Plan are no longer accepted.
As an alternative plan, the 20GB Plan is available.
Customers who are currently using the service may continue to use it until it ends.

Communication charges

As of March 1, 2016

Contract charges

As of January 1, 2015
Per contract JYP
Contract (Including new SIM registration fee)
¥10,000
For additionalSIM ¥5,000
  • Contract charges are subject to taxation.
  • Per contract refers to usage of one SIM per device. The contract charges are billed in the following month.
  • Contracts for vessels registered in Japan are conditional on prior technical certification of the terminal in accordance with the Radio Act. The above charges are the rates applied to vessels registered in Japan.

Rate Plans (tax free)

  Standard Plan 75MB 250MB 1GB 4GB 8GB 20GB [3] 40GB
Monthly basic charge [1] ¥71,200 ¥127,200 ¥195,000 ¥218,600 ¥332,000 ¥457,500 ¥600,500 ¥808,900
Free communication [2] Up to 25MB Up to 75MB Up to 250MB Up to 1GB Up to 4GB Up to 8GB Up to 20GB Up to 40GB
Minimum usage period 1 month 12 months 24 months
  • [1]
    The monthly basic charge is tax exempt.
    [2]
    Free communication allowance applies to standard IP communications.
    [3]
    The 12GB Plan has been renamed to the 20GB Plan since March 1, 2016.

Standard Plan 75MB 250MB 1GB 4GB 8GB 20GB [3] 40GB
Voice/min. To fixed-line, mobile phone or INMARSAT FB/BGAN terminal ¥130 ¥120 ¥107 ¥95 ¥80 ¥80 ¥80 ¥80
To INMARSAT IsatPhone PRO (TM) ¥113 ¥108 ¥107 ¥78 ¥80 ¥80 ¥80 ¥69
To IRIDIUM satellite terminal ¥710 ¥710 ¥710 ¥710 ¥710 ¥710 ¥710 ¥710
To Thuruya ¥560 ¥560 ¥560 ¥560 ¥560 ¥560 ¥560 ¥560
ISDN/min. ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837
Standard IP/MB ¥4,300 ¥2,600 ¥1,463 ¥488 ¥184 ¥122 ¥61 ¥29
Streaming IP/min. 32kbps ¥612 ¥612 ¥612 ¥612 ¥612 ¥612 ¥612 ¥612
64kbps ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837
128kbps ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385
256kbps ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860
  • Communication charges are tax exempt.
  • Standard IP communication that exceeds the free communication range is charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Voice communication, streaming IP communication, and other communication are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • The minimum charge time for voice communication, ISDN communication, and streaming IP communication is 30 seconds, and for standard IP communication is 50 kbytes.
  • ISDN communication is automatic communication.
  • Standard IP communication is a best-effort service. Transmission speed may decline depending on traffic conditions.
  • The above charges for streaming IP communication are the usage speed and usage rates only in the satellite portion. If connected beyond the gateway by IP-VPN or a dedicated line, separate charges for the service used will be applied.
  • A minimum usage period is applied.
  • If the contract is canceled during the minimum usage period, a penalty will be charged. The amount of the penalty is calculated by multiplying the remaining months of the minimum usage period from the month of the application for the cancelation or 6 months (3 months for the 75MB Plan, 250MB Plan, and 1GB Plan), whichever is smaller, by the monthly basic charge.
  • After expiration of the minimum usage period, the contract is automatically renewed for one month.
  • Customers who are already using an old rate plan (200MB Plan, 2GB Plan, 6GB Plan, or IP Flat Rate Plan) may continue to use at the same rate.
    (New applications for the 200MB Plan are no longer accepted as of December 31, 2014, and the service is no longer provided as of April 30, 2016. As of December 31, 2014, new applications for the 2GB Plan and the 6GB Plan are no longer accepted.)
    (As of March 31, 2015, new applications for the IP Fixed Rate Plan are no longer accepted.)
Jump to the applicable sectionClick here to check the rates for the 200MB Plan, 2GB Plan, 6GB Plan, and IP Flat Rate Plan.

Rate Plans (tax free)

  200MB 2GB 6GB IP Fixed Rate Plan
Monthly basic charge ¥127,600 ¥222,000 ¥300,000 ¥330,000
Free communication
  • Applied to standard IP communication
UP to 200MB Up to 2GB Up to 6GB -
Minimum usage period 12 months 24 months 24 months 24 months
  • The monthly basic charge is exempt from taxation.
Communication charges 200MB 2GB 6GB IP Flat Rate Plan
Voice/min. To fixed-line, mobile phone or INMARSAT
FB/BGAN terminal
¥107 ¥80 ¥80 ¥80
To INMARSAT IsatPhone PRO (TM) ¥107 ¥80 ¥80 ¥80
To iridium satellite terminal ¥710 ¥710 ¥710 ¥710
To Thuruya ¥560 ¥560 ¥560 ¥560
ISDN/min. ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837
Standard IP/MB ¥825 ¥154 ¥69 -
Streaming IP/min. 32kbps ¥612 ¥612 ¥612 ¥612
64kbps ¥837 ¥837 ¥837 ¥837
128kbps ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385 ¥2,385
256kbps ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860 ¥4,860

As of April 1, 2015

  • Communication charges are tax exempt.
  • Standard IP communication that exceeds the free communication range is charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Voice communication, streaming IP communication, and other communication are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • The minimum charge time for voice communication, ISDN communication, and streaming IP communication is 30 seconds, and for standard IP communication is 50 kbytes.
  • ISDN communication is automatic communication.
  • Standard IP communication is a best-effort service. The communication speed may fall depending on traffic conditions.
  • The above charges for streaming IP communication are the usage speed and usage rates only in the satellite portion. If connected beyond the gateway by IP-VPN or a dedicated line, separate charges for the service used will be applied.
  • A minimum usage period is applied.
  • If the contract is canceled during the minimum usage period, a penalty will be charged. The amount of the penalty is calculated by multiplying the remaining months of the minimum usage period from the month of the application for the cancelation or 6 months (3 months for the 75MB Plan, 250MB Plan, and 1GB Plan), whichever is smaller, by the monthly basic charge.
  • All of the indicated amounts exclude tax unless otherwise specified.