Satnews Daily
November 12th, 2009

Intelsat Interests CSC/DVS With Maritime SATCOM Implementations

Intelsat logo Intelsat, Ltd. has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with Corporate Satellite Communications (CSC/DVS) for Intelsat’s Network Broadband Global Maritime service. CSC/DVS’s customers will benefit from the Intelsat Network Broadband Global Maritime service’s always-on broadband connection and automatic beam switching technology, offered for a flat monthly fee. These features differentiate Intelsat’s global platform from most narrow band-based services or other VSAT solutions currently offered in the maritime industry.

Intelsat's Network Broadband Global Maritime service, part of the Company’s GlobalConnex (GXS) portfolio of services, uses C-band capacity provided via three ocean-region satellites: Intelsat 602 at 178 degrees East, Intelsat 707 at 307 degrees East, and Intelsat 906 at 64 degrees East. Intelsat’s terrestrial network, which includes hubs at Fuchsstadt, Germany, and Riverside, California, completes its seamless global network. Intelsat’s Network Broadband service is an iDirect-based platform for multi-location businesses that demand a seamless platform for converged applications.

In 2008, CSC, a wireless communication infrastructure provider, merged its satellite operations with DVS, a well entrenched system integrator within the maritime segment. Through this combined entity, CSC created a company designed to address the future broadband needs for maritime commercial, as well as the cruise and yachting market place. DVS has a well established reputation as a leader in delivering, installing, and maintaining Geosynchronous antennas at sea. DVS has installed over 1,500 antennas globally and maintains more than 200 vessels currently at sea. CSC’s satellite division operates 12 large, 9 to 13 meter high powered antennas between their Miami and New Jersey sites.