KVH expands North Atlantic VSAT coverage

KVH reports that it has expanded its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network coverage over the North Atlantic and North America, including areas in northeastern Canada, the Labrador Sea, Iceland, and Greenland.

The expansion represents an addition of nearly 4 million square kilometres of Ku-band coverage to the company’s existing 272 million square kilometres of global coverage.

“This expansion of coverage reflects our continued commitment to providing the maritime industry with a complete end-to-end solution for global connectivity,” said Mark Woodhead, KVH’s executive vice president for mobile connectivity.

“Today, vessels use connectivity for everything from communications and crew welfare to performance optimisation and we see our network as essential to their success.”

KVH launched its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network in late 2017, utilising Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service to allow vessels to connect via multiple HTS and wide beam satellites.

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