KVH strengthens leadership position in maritime VSAT market

(MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — Mobile tech provider KVH Industries continued its leadership position in the maritime VSAT market based on total number of units fielded, and increased its market share, according to a newly released report by Euroconsult, a global consulting firm specializing in space markets.

“Prospects for Maritime Satellite Communications, Sixth Edition” reports that KVH’s share of the industry’s fielded VSAT terminals is 31.2 percent, up from 26 percent in the previous report four years ago. In the new analysis, KVH’s market share in terms of number of VSAT terminals was reported to be nearly double that of its next closest competitor, as of the end of 2017.

KVH recently introduced the TracPhone V7-HTS, a 60-cm, Ku-band satellite antenna system, which achieves data download speeds of up to 10 Mbps, and upload speeds of up to 3 Mbps, globally to the maritime market. The system is designed to enable merchant fleets to take advantage of cloud-based software programs, remote system monitoring, and data analytics in the pursuit of digitalization.

The data speeds of the TracPhone V7-HTS are accomplished by a combination of KVH’s proprietary antenna system design and the new high throughput satellite (HTS) capabilities of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service, which utilizes the IntelsatOne Flex platform as well as additional capacity from SKY Perfect JSAT satellites.

Last year, KVH launched AgilePlans, a new subscription-based connectivity as a service (CaaS) model for the commercial maritime sector.  KVH’s all-inclusive, no-commitment AgilePlans CaaS offering includes, for one monthly fee: connectivity via the mini-VSAT Broadband satellite network; a TracPhone V-series satellite communications antenna with free installation; news and training content delivered via satellite; and delivery of chart and weather content.

For more information, visit www.kvh.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff