Users across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia will soon have access to simultaneous voice and broadband Internet available on Britain’s Inmarsat satellite service. The service, which costs US$1.5 Billion, operates via a constellation of satellites that provide voice and data services such as telephony, e-mail and Internet. The Broadband Global Area Network will provide data transfer speeds of up to 492 kbps and is the culmination of six years of work on the company’s part.