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OmniAccess contracts for Caribbean HTS with Telesat

OmniAccess has expanded its contract with Telesat, agreeing a deal to add new high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite to serve the Caribbean.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The companies have been working together for nearly a decade, with OmniAccess providing satellite communications to cruise ships and yachts in the Mediterranean and Atlantic using Telesat’s Telstar satellites.

This latest agreement will see OmniAccess add the HTS Caribbean beam of the Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite, which can support links with aggregate throughput in excess of 220 Mbps.

“The superior performance of the HTS Caribbean beam on Telstar 12 VANTAGE enables OmniAccess to deliver our superyacht and cruise ship customers a broadband experience on par with advanced terrestrial services,” said Bertrand Hartman, OmniAccess’ CEO.

“Through the innovative design of the HTS Caribbean beam on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE, OmniAccess is providing a new level in maritime broadband across the region with 200 Mbps into vessels and over 20 Mbps on the return.”

“OmniAccess looks forward to working with Telesat in both the Med and Caribbean and continuing to deliver outstanding broadband services to our cruise ship and superyacht customers.”

Telstar 12 VANTAGE was launched in November 2015 to provide coverage over the North Sea, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the South Atlantic. Two other Telstar VANTAGE satellites are under construction and scheduled for launch mid-2018: Telstar 18 VANTAGE over Asia and Telstar 19 VANTAGE serving the Americas.{/mprestriction}

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