KVH Launches New High-speed Maritime Network Powered by Intelsat Satellites

KVH Industries has launched its next-generation, advanced maritime broadband satellite network, joined by service partner, Intelsat. Slated for commercial availability next month, KVH’s high-speed overlay to its current mini-VSAT Broadband service is expected to triple, and in some cases increase by a multiple of six, the data speeds for its maritime customers.

At the core of its capabilities, KVH’s advanced maritime broadband network will incorporate Intelsat Epic-NG satellite services and the award-winning IntelsatOne Flex platform, a global managed service designed to optimize bandwidth allocations and provide flexible coverage where it is needed. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network is also expected to benefit from increased Asian satellite capacity from SKY Perfect JSAT.

At launch, KVH will have the largest maritime Ku-band network, offering speeds up to 10 Mbps to each terminal. Each Intelsat Epic-NG satellite has 25-60 Gbps of capacity, which is expected to deliver a major performance enhancement for KVH subscribers. KVH’s enhanced service is designed to enable significant improvements in business productivity in the commercial maritime world, and enrich the onboard experience for super yachts and recreational boats.

The new, advanced mini-VSAT Broadband network will include southern Atlantic and southern Indian Ocean capacity, which is the primary driver for an expansion of KVH’s already industry-leading Ku-band coverage by 25 million square miles. KVH’s previously fielded base of TracPhone V7-IP mini-VSAT Broadband systems is easily upgradeable to take advantage of the higher network speeds and improved global coverage of the advanced network. However, existing customers do not need to upgrade if they don’t need the higher speeds and improved coverage.

KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service provides a complete end-to-end solution for the maritime market, including: global connectivity; TracPhone V7-HTS and the TracPhone V-IP series satellite antenna systems; the KVH OneCare service and support program; the innovative IP-MobileCast content delivery service; award-winning Videotel maritime training programs, which are in use on more than 12,000 commercial vessels globally; and, crew welfare content, including the NEWSlink daily news service in use on more than 9,000 vessels worldwide.

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