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 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.
KVH has announced that its content delivery service IP-MobileCast will now include high-resolution updates from Applied Weather Technology (AWT) as a standard feature, meaning that subscribing vessels will receive global weather data four times per day without incurring any data transmission costs.
Singapore-based Byzantine Maritime Gas has agreed a deal with KVH for the provision of VSAT systems for its new fleet of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.
KVH reports that it has recently passed the milestone of shipping its 200,000th mobile satellite antenna, including its TracPhone line of maritime satellite communications systems and TracVision range of television receive-only antennas.
Container ship operator Seaspan is to install KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0 maritime communications system on 18 of its newest vessels, the companies have announced.
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