Satellite Technology Feature Article
Tesacom Announces KVH Mini-VSAT Broadband Service for South American Users
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
South American consumers will soon experience mini-VSAT Broadband service and TracPhone satellite communications terminals offered by KVH Industries (News - Alert), Inc., a well- known maritime VSAT provider.
This innovative service is made available to maritime customers with the help of Tesacom, South America's leading mobile satellite service provider. Tesacom is in charge to provide KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband solution from its offices in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panamá and Peru to offshore commercial fishermen and oil and gas operators, as well as inland waterway vessels working on the Paraná River.
Jose Antonio Sanchez Elia, CEO at Tesacom, pointed out that KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband service will allow them to offer an attractive and affordable broadband service to meet the growing connectivity needs of their diverse maritime customer base.
"With the mini-VSAT Broadband service, we will be able to provide a proven solution with small antennas, fast data rates, and global coverage that will work well for both large and small vessels, completing our broad offering of solutions,” Antonio added.
In addition to the above services, Tesacom will take initiative to offer KVH's TracPhone V-series onboard terminals and mini-VSAT broadband service to their customers.
“KVH is very well positioned to support the key maritime industries in South America, and we're happy to collaborate with a leading service provider like Tesacom to bring mini-VSAT Broadband to these mariners," explains Brent C. Bruun, KVH's senior vice president of global sales and business development.
Bruun said that their mini-VSAT broadband service is well supported with earth stations in Brazil and Chile, and they offer the broadest coverage of any maritime VSAT provider for coastal South American waters and into the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
“We're excited to work with Tesacom to bring the mini-VSAT Broadband service to maritime customers throughout the region," Bruun concluded.
Edited by Brooke Neuman