Broadband Everywhere

The KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Network has new capacity in key yachting regions.

From the old way to the innovative way

"Content is multicast once to all subscribing vessels and stored onboard for latency-free access by up to 100 simultaneous users."Courtesy KVH

KVH has expanded the capacity of its mini-VSAT Broadband network, doubling its capacity in the North Atlantic Ocean including Canada’s Hudson Bay and adding 30 percent more capacity in the North Sea and Mediterranean Sea.

Yachtsmen use the mini-VSAT Broadband network for things like Voice over Internet Protocol, Virtual Private Network access and a suite of news and entertainment content that streams via KVH’s IP-MobileCast service.

KVH says the recent upgrades were a response to customer demand, including from yachtsmen cruising between the United States, Canada and Europe.

“Our customers are in need of faster speeds, more content and affordable service, and we continue to enhance what is already the world’s leading maritime VSAT network,” Brent Bruun, KVH executive vice president for mobile broadband, stated in a press release. “Our network is stronger than ever before in these heavily traveled waterways.”

How big is the network now? 25 transponders (22 Ku-band and three C-band) on 18 satellites.

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