KVH has announced the introduction of its new AgilePlans, a monthly subscription-based VSAT contract that requires no initial CapEx by the user and no long-term commitment, meaning it can be cancelled at any time – a product the company is defining as ‘Connectivity as a Service’ (CaaS).
KVH reports that it has now passed the milestone of shipping its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband system, a few months short of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the service.
Pacific Basin Shipping has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband system across its entire owned fleet of Handysize and Supramax dry bulk ships, totaling 99 vessels.
KVH has announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has extended its mini-VSAT Broadband contract covering more than 140 Vroon vessels, to begin another multi-year agreement.
KVH reports that it has expanded its customer base on the IP-MobileCast content delivery service with a number of new shipping companies signing up in recent months.
KVH reports that it is introducing NEWSlink Live, a new digital content service for crews to allow them to receive a wider range of news, sports and entertainment content on their personal devices.
KVH Media Group has expanded its NEWSlink portfolio with the launch of two new daily local language editions in Japanese and Korean, with the range now totalling approximately 110 NEWSlink editions in 23 languages delivered to seafarers on more than 9,000 vessels around the world.
KVH reports that it has seen a number of its mini-VSAT Broadband customers move on to usage-based airtime plans over the last few months, to the extent that his type of package now accounts for the majority of users on KVH’s global satellite network.
V.Group has renewed its subscription to KVH Media Group’s daily NEWSlink service, supplying tailored news services to more than 500 vessels, including special editions covering the 2016 Rio Olympics.
KVH has announced that it has begun offering Videotel’s new safety and training video about the Zika virus free to all mariners worldwide, with the goal of increasing awareness of the prevention measures that can keep seafarers and their colleagues and families safe from the disease.
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