BGAN, short for Broadband Global Area Network, is a satellite network by Inmarsat consisting of two satellites (soon three), covering most regions of the world.
With a BGAN terminal and a subscription you can connect to the internet from practically any region of the world.
The terminals use an omni directional antenna, making them very easy to set-up.
BGAN uses the LaunchPad software to connect, get it here.
Machine to machine BGAN
Satellite data reporting and monitoring