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02 April 2014
Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space expands VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean

World’s  Ku-band coverage delivering high-speed data.
Summary

World’s largest Ku-band coverage boosted with Seychelles region extension delivering high-speed data.

Airbus Defence and Space has expanded its Ku-band VSAT (Very Small Apperture Terminal) coverage in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), using the Intelsat IS-702 S2 satellite.

The new coverage enables improved availability of Pharostar, Sealink and WaveCall VSAT voice and data services for vessels transiting or operating primarily in the Seychelles area, north to Ethiopia and south to Madagascar.

Several diverse maritime groups will make use of more available high speed VSAT, including commercial fishing, government, naval, shipping and yachting vessels. An improved Ku-band footprint will also enhance security and anti-piracy efforts in the region.

“By bringing up this network, we enhance our market leading global VSAT coverage to support service providers serving customers in the IOR. The new coverage enables delivery of reliable connectivity up to 3.8Mbps,” said Ghani Behloul, Head of Product Marketing, Maritime, Airbus Defence and Space. “The IOR coverage extension is part of our commitment to maintaining the most extensive maritime VSAT coverage for global users.”

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

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