Maritime Coverage Moves By KVH.
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) has informed a significant expansion of mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) coverage in the Atlantic Ocean.
Where service was previously available only in the North Atlantic shipping lanes between Europe and North America, the new coverage area brings broadband Internet and voice service as far north as Greenland and Northern Europe and extends south to support vessels traveling to the Mediterranean, northwestern Africa, and approaching the northern coast of Brazil. This new service area is fully operational now and available to all existing and new mini-VSAT Broadband service users. The mini-VSAT Broadband service, along with the KVH TracPhone V7 antenna, comprise the first end-to-end 24-inch VSAT system, service, and support package available for maritime communications. Seven secure earth stations around the globe, together with seven of the world’s most powerful communications satellites, bring affordable, high-speed Internet connections and crystal clear voice service to maritime clients through the KVH mini-VSAT Broadband network. For aeronautical customers, ViaSat, KVH’s collaborator in this network development effort, markets the service under the Yonder(sm) brand to business and commercial aircraft.