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.
KVH Industries is introducing a second generation of its mini-VSAT Broadband system, which will be available from October 1st.
KVH has implemented a global private multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network connecting all of the teleports and satellite beams in its mini-VSAT Broadband service, which it says will increase security, network reliability and uptime, while also improving quality of service.
Polish bulk carrier operator Polsteam has agreed a deal to install the mini-VSAT Broadband service from KVH on 60 vessels.
Satcom provider KVH has reported 6 per cent annual revenue growth for 2014, up from $162.3 million to $172.6 million when compared with the previous year.
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