KVH Expands Maritime Network Coverage for Hudson Bay and North Atlantic

December 10, 2020 at 5:00 AM EST
Key areas for commercial fishing to benefit from additional HTS connectivity

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it has expanded its mini-VSAT Broadbandsm HTS network coverage throughout Hudson Bay and the North Atlantic, including northeastern Canada, the Labrador Sea, Iceland, and Greenland. The expansion represents an addition of nearly 4 million square kilometers of Ku-band coverage to the 272 million square kilometers of global coverage that KVH’s HTS network provides. The Hudson Bay coverage is particularly important to commercial fishing fleets who rely on satellite connectivity for operations and crew welfare.

“This expansion of coverage reflects our continued commitment to providing the maritime industry with a complete end-to-end solution for global connectivity,” says Mark Woodhead, KVH’s executive vice president for mobile connectivity. “Today, vessels use connectivity for everything from communications and crew welfare to performance optimization and we see our network as essential to their success.”

KVH launched its mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network in late 2017, and continually enhances the network with technological advancements. The network utilizes Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service to deliver global multi-layered coverage, enabling vessels to see multiple HTS and wide beam satellites for maximum availability of broadband service.

A mobile tech innovator, KVH is unique for providing a comprehensive maritime solution that includes global connectivity from the mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network; state-of-the-art TracPhone® HTS series antennas including the 37 cm, Ku-band V3-HTS, the 60 cm, Ku-band TracPhone V7-HTS, and the 1.1 m C/Ku-band TracPhone V11-IP, delivering data speeds as fast as 20 Mbps down/3 Mbps up; AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service (CaaS); KVH Watch® maritime IoT solutions; KVH Link digital news and entertainment; and a global field services team for installation and maintenance support.

Note to Editors: For more information about KVH’s maritime solutions, please visit kvh.com/connections. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library, kvh.com/Press-Room/Image-Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a global leader in mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, innovating to enable a mobile world. A market leader in maritime VSAT, KVH designs, manufactures, and provides connectivity and content services globally. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high-performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial applications. Founded in 1982, the company is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL, and more than a dozen offices around the globe.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding expected data speeds over our network, the expected level of coverage availability, the timing and duration of network expansion, and the expected benefits to KVH customers. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to: unanticipated technical and other challenges that arise with the services; the ability of Intelsat to cease providing expanded network coverage in Hudson Bay and North Atlantic at its discretion; the need for, or delays in, qualification of products to customer or regulatory standards; potential declines or changes in customer demand, due to economic, weather-related, seasonal, and other factors, particularly with respect to the TracPhone V-HTS series, including with respect to new pricing models; increased price and service competition in the mobile connectivity market; and competition for satellite capacity, which over time could increase our costs and decrease service availability. These and other factors are discussed in more detail in KVH’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 29, 2020. Copies are available through our Investor Relations website, investors.kvh.com. We do not assume any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect new information and developments.

KVH Industries, Inc., has used, registered, or applied to register its trademarks in the U.S.A. and other countries around the world, including but not limited to the following marks: KVH, mini-VSAT Broadband, TracPhone, AgilePlans, and KVH Watch. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

For further information, please contact:
Jill Connors
Sr. Manager, Media & Industry Analyst Relations
KVH Industries, Inc.
Tel: +1 401 851 3824

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