KVH signs pooled capacity deal with Starlink

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KVH Industries has announced an expanded relationship with Starlink through a bulk data distribution agreement, offering increased flexibility for the development of custom airtime plans using Starlink’s mobile priority service.

Under the agreement, KVH says it has prepaid for access to a block of Starlink data over a period of more than a year and has also added Starlink Standard flat-panel terminals to its product offering alongside the existing Flat High Performance maritime terminal.

“We are very excited to expand our Starlink portfolio, both with new hardware and the potential to offer custom data plans for marine applications,” said Brent Bruun, KVH’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Starlink is one of the fastest growing products in company history, as we almost doubled antenna shipments and activations in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the fourth quarter of 2023.”

“Mariners are turning to KVH as they recognise the benefits we offer, both as an expert in Starlink data plans, activations, installation, and support as well as our 24/7/365 live airtime and technical support.” 

KVH offers Starlink alongside other LEO and GEO connectivity services as well as terrestrial 5G, which can be integrated using the company’s CommBox Edge Communications Gateway. The gateway offers network and bandwidth management tools to allow fleet managers to better control data access for operations, IoT, and crew welfare applications.

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