Network

KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service delivers fast, reliable, global connectivity

Launched in late 2007, the mini-VSAT Broadband network has quickly grown to become the maritime industry’s No. 1 VSAT service.1 This success came from leveraging advanced technology designed specifically for mobile applications to unlock the power of commercial satellites that cover the world’s oceans. KVH built the service from the ground up to provide the best in maritime broadband.

mini-VSAT Broadband network: No. 1 maritime VSAT network,
one unified C-/Ku-band network covering 95% of Earth

Upgrading with modulation technology and new capacity

KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband is one of the highest quality, most reliable maritime VSAT services on the planet and KVH is continuously upgrading it to improve customer experience. By deploying ArcLight’s new Variable Coding, Spreading, and Modulation (VCSM) technology, we have more than doubled mini-VSAT Broadband’s capacity worldwide in the past six months. VCSM technology enables the network to handle transmissions much more efficiently, increasing the amount of data that can be carried over the network and delivering better and faster service to customers.The mini-VSAT Broadband network utilizes optimal commercial satellite capacity provided by such leading satellite operators as Intelsat, Eutelsat, Telstar, SES, and SKY Perfect JSAT. As the customer base grows, KVH has access to abundant capacity from these global leaders to assure a continued high level of service. Adding new capacity is a fast, dynamic process and fielded terminals are automatically updated over the air to take advantage of the new satellite capacity so all customers benefit from future expansion.

1 Euroconsult Report, March 2012, NSR, May 2012, and Comsys, December 2012