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KVH broadband service goes global

KVH Industries announced that mini-VSAT Broadband service is now available to mariners in South American waters, officially completing the original global coverage plan for the maritime satellite communications network.

"This marks the completion of a powerful, affordable alternative to older, slower, and less-reliable services that were once the only option for mariners. We set out to offer a dramatically new approach to maritime Sat-Com, which is now a reality that mariners around the globe can enjoy, thanks to seamless mini-VSAT Broadband service wherever they travel," says Brent C. Bruun, KVH's senior vice president of global sales and business development.

In addition to being the world's most popular and fastest growing maritime VSAT network with 1,500 units fielded, mini-VSAT Broadband also delivers:

• More than 100 terabytes of data per year

• More than 1.5 million phone calls

• Average network uptime of 99.5 percent

• Worldwide regulatory authority to operate offshore and in-port in more than 125 countries around the globe.

Visit for maps illustrating the mini-VSAT Broadband coverage area or for details about the mini-VSAT Broadband network and TracPhone V7 and V3 satellite communications systems.