KVH Expands HTS Maritime Network for Entire Pacific Ocean Region

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

25 March 2019


Satellite operator, KVH Industries has announced that it has expanded its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network to the Pacific Ocean via the Horizons 3e satellite, which is jointly owned by Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT.

KVH launched its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network in late 2017, and continually enhances the network with technological advancements. The network utilises the Intelsat Flex Maritime service to deliver multi-layered Ku-band coverage, enabling vessels to see multiple HTS and wide beam satellites for maximum availability of broadband service.

The high-performance Horizons 3e satellite immediately adds to the global coverage and capacity of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network, which provides connectivity to vessels worldwide. “With the expansion of coverage to the Pacific Ocean region, our advanced HTS network footprint is complete, providing the commercial and leisure mariners who rely on our solution with great coverage, fast data speeds, and enhanced performance for Internet access, VoIP, and all our connectivity services at sea,” said Brent Bruun, chief operating officer of KVH. “We are committed to continuing our high level of service in providing the maritime industry with a complete end-to-end solution for global connectivity.”

KVH recently announced that it had shipped its 9000th antenna system for the mini-VSAT Broadband network, a milestone that highlights KVH’s position as maritime VSAT market share leader by units as of the end of 2017.