March 25th, 2010
KVH Industries + ViaSat... An Indian Oceanic Incursion
The network will bring broadband Internet and voice service to commercial and leisure boaters in and around the Indian Ocean, as well as provide network coverage to the ViaSat Yonder(r) in-flight broadband network for business and commercial aircraft.
The mini-VSAT Broadband service, along with the KVH TracPhone® V7 antenna, comprise the first end-to-end 24-inch VSAT antenna, service, and support package available for maritime communications. Together, KVH and ViaSat are providing two-way mobile broadcast services from eight secure teleports around the globe utilizing eight beams on seven of the world's most powerful communications satellites. The resulting seamless network offers voice service and Internet access as fast as 512 Kbps (upload) and 2 Mbps (download) at fixed monthly rates.