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Tel: (225) 342-7701
Fax: (225) 342-7757

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 94280
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

Physical Address:
Galvez Building
602 North Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Office of Telecommunications Management

Telecommunications Information Notice 07-07
Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) Satellite Services

June 4, 2007

The Office of Telecommunications Management (OTM) has established contracts for Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite services and associated terminal equipment. These services provide satellite telephone and satellite internet protocol (IP) data capabilities covering the contiguous forty-eight United States.

The following contracts have been issued through the Office of State Purchasing (OSP):

  • CVG Inc. - OSP Contract No. 407009
    Vendor telephone number 703-481-1201
  • SatCom Distribution, Inc. - OSP Contract No.407011
    Vendor telephone number 215-541-1001
  • Stratos Government Services, Inc. - OSP Contract No. 407010
    Vendor telephone number 631-474-1332

The contracts include user equipment devices (approximately laptop computer sized) as well as various service plans that vary from vendor to vendor. Agencies should work directly with vendors to determine needs and select appropriate equipment and service.

Agency orders for BGAN services and equipment do not require OTM approval and should be sent to the selected vendor. Agencies will be billed directly by the vendor.

The OTM Catalog of Services has been updated to reference these contracts.

If you have a question about the content of this information notice, contact Joe Livingston at 225-342-7741 or