Satcom Global adds HTS VSAT coverage in Americas and Asia

Coverage additions shown in green

Satcom Global has announced that it has improved coverage and performance on its Aura VSAT network through new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) integration and beam additions for maritime users in the Americas and Asia.

Two new High Throughput Satellites, SES-14 HTS and SES-15 HTS, have been added to widen coverage and improve service quality for Aura users operating around Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, North America and the North Atlantic, including Hawaii.

In addition, new spot beams have been illuminated on SES’s newest satellite, SES-12 HTS, to increase capacity for vessels sailing around the South China Sea, the Gulf of Thailand and waters around Papua New Guinea.

Satcom Global says that it completed an upgrade on its network last year, adopting iDirect’s Velocity platform in anticipation of the move to HTS services, which allowed these coverage enhancements to be more easily integrated into the network and provides higher capacity per vessel.

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