Following the discovery of a streaming issue with the previous firmware update, both HNS and Inmarsat have spent over 5 days thoroughly testing this latest release. We hope this provides you with a level of comfort and confidence that this release is stable and will provide a seamless transition through the RAN 3 upgrade. We recognise the challenge that has been encountered through the recall of the previous upgrade, and offer our sincere apologies about the situation.
As you know, upgrade v22.214.171.124 is mandatory in order to provide HNS 9201 BGAN terminal users with continued service beyond the introduction of the forthcoming Inmarsat network upgrade.
The network upgrade is necessary for the launch of our FleetBroadband, SwiftBroadband and land vehicular BGAN services planned for the second half of 2007.
The HNS firmware must be used to update the terminals in order for them to operate over the two Inmarsat-4 satellites once the network upgrade is complete.
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