Satcoms service provider, Speedcast International is to offer Intellian’s v240MT antenna to its cruise ship customers.
The v240MT is Intellian’s tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 m antenna for use with Ku, Ka and C-band satellites.
The antenna will provide Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) broadband access to virtually any satellite constellation within seconds.
Innovative antenna technologies are in high demand in the Cruise sector to support data-rich applications. The antenna is specifically designed to deliver data rates exceeding 1 Gbps, and will provide customers with seamless, high-speed connectivity, essentially giving guests and crew the same connectivity speeds they enjoy at home, while enabling the operator to remotely switch frequency bands or orbits to maximise the operational performance, the company claimed.
“This alliance with Intellian is another solid step in building on our foundation as the leading remote communications service provider,”said Speedcast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier.“Innovation is critical to our success and adding the v240MT antenna to our portfolio enhances our ability to deliver dependable, high-speed and seamless network services in the bandwidth-hungry cruise market.”
“With the large anticipated growth of connectivity demand in the Cruise market, we see a great opportunity with Speedcast to expand our footprint,” Intellian CEO, Eric Sung, commented.“Speedcast has spent 20 years building a reputation as the largest remote communications service provider and the leader in the Cruise segment. We expect this alliance will accelerate our penetration into this market and create significant expansion opportunities for Intellian,” he said.