KVH Industries has agreed a distribution partnership agreement with Low Earth Orbit (LEO) connectivity provider Eutelsat OneWeb.
Under the terms of the deal, KVH will offer Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO connectivity services supporting terminals for commercial and leisure vessels via Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO satellite constellation.
“Adding Eutelsat OneWeb to our hybrid portfolio helps deliver on our commitment to providing outstanding connectivity, content and services via our KVH ONE integrated multi-orbit, multi-channel solution,” explained Brent Bruun, KVH president and CEO. “Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO technology will complement, enhance and extend our KVH ONE network’s existing hybrid services and enable outstanding low-latency connectivity for mariners worldwide.”
OneWeb’s network compromises more than 630 satellites in low earth orbit that can deliver enterprise-grade broadband connectivity services.
The company is expanding its network and ground infrastructure to meet global maritime requirements.
“We are thrilled to have KVH onboard as an expert partner to support commercial and leisure vessels to get connected and fully access the benefits of Eutelsat OneWeb’s high-speed internet,” said Carole Plessy, Eutelsat OneWeb’s vice president, Maritime and Europe. “In partnership with KVH, we will deliver on customers demand for technology and data at a time when there is pressure across the maritime industry to improve sustainability and governance standards and operational performance, all of which is underpinned by good connectivity.”
Chad Impey, KVH senior vice president for global sales, added: “We look forward to bringing the speed, versatility, and affordability of Eutelsat OneWeb’s exciting new maritime service to seafarers as a standalone offering and as a seamlessly integrated companion to our award-winning TracNet and TracPhone terminals.”