Thuraya IP offers two types of QoS which are: Standard IP: This service offers shared channel resources among several users. This means that in any spot beam, the number of users logged on and are actively using the service will be sharing the available channels. The throughput shall vary depending upon the amount of data transmitted and received by various users sharing the channel, hence called VBR (Variable Bit Rate). Thuraya IP provides an Internet connection using packet technology; Thuraya GPRS Gateway is then connected to the World Wide Web Network where Thuraya has no control over QoS. Thuraya cannot guarantee certain throughput, but we keep monitoring the network to make sure that the best possible service throughput is achieved. Streaming IP: This service offers dedicated throughput on a channel for a user. Within Streaming IP, different types of QoS are available ranging from a 16 Kbps to 384 Kbps for uplink as well as downlink. In this mode if a subscriber opts for 384 Kbps uplink and 64 Kbps downlink, and the network is available, the 384 Kbps uplink bandwidth and 64 Kbps downlink bandwidth is dedicated for this subscriber only. The throughput is Constant during the session, hence called CBR (Constant Bit Rate).