KVH expands HTS VSAT coverage into Asia-Pacific

KVH reports that it has expanded its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS (high throughput satellite) network into the Pacific Ocean using capacity on the Horizons 3e satellite, jointly owned by Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT and the sixth satellite in Intelsat’s Epic NG HTS series.

The new coverage area will service vessels transiting key trade routes in the Pacific Ocean, Asia Pacific, and the US Pacific Northwest, the company said.

“With the expansion of coverage to the Pacific Ocean region, our advanced HTS network footprint is complete, providing the commercial and leisure mariners who rely on our solution with great coverage, fast data speeds, and enhanced performance for Internet access, VoIP, and all our connectivity services at sea,” said Brent Bruun, Chief Operating Officer of KVH.

“We are committed to continuing our high level of service in providing the maritime industry with a complete end-to-end solution for global connectivity.”

KVH launched HTS services on its network in late 2017, utilising the Intelsat Flex Maritime platform to combine multiple HTS and wide beam satellites and enhance the original satellite network that it first introduced in 2007. 

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