KVH agrees new Intelsat deal to boost capacity

KVH has confirmed a three-year renewal of its satellite contract with Intelsat, allowing the satcom service provider to increase network capacity and add new flexibility to support future bandwidth adjustments.

The Intelsat network is used to power KVH’s ONE service, which includes Ku-band connectivity and the company’s TracNet terminals integrating satellite, cellular, and Wi-Fi technology. The firm’s newly added OpenNet programme also allows vessels with non-KVH VSAT antennas to access KVH VSAT coverage via a software update.

“We are thrilled to extend our long-standing relationship with Intelsat, which began in 2017 when KVH proudly became the launch partner for Intelsat’s FlexMaritime network,” said Brent Bruun, KVH’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“More than 7,100 commercial, leisure, and military vessels worldwide rely on KVH and Intelsat’s FlexMaritime high-throughput satellites (HTS) to deliver connectivity, content, cybersecurity, and additional critical services.”

“This network is the backbone of our KVH ONE hybrid network, which integrates Ku-band GEO services, low earth orbit (LEO) services, worldwide 5G/LTE cellular communications as fast as 200 Mbps down, and shore-based Wi-Fi services into a seamless, intelligently managed network to keep seafarers always connected.”

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