By Emily Jones
PBN Contributing Writer
MIDDLETOWN â€“ Satellite services manufacturer KVH Industries has more than doubled its mini-VSAT broadband network capacity in the Asia-Pacific region, the company announced.
The expansion is part of an ongoing plan to expand KVHâ€™s satellite phone services worldwide.
The company is expanding its broadband network to help market its latest line of broadband satellite phones and services, the TracPhone V-IP series, aimed at mariners who cannot get cell phone service while at sea.
â€śThis area is a major hub for commercial shipping and the vessels travelling there need affordable, fast, and convenient connections in order to optimize their operations,â€ť said Brent Brunn, executive vice president of KVHâ€™s mobile broadband group, in a statement on the Asia-Pacific expansion.
The broadband network provides mariners with a phone connection as well as downloads as fast downloads and uploads on their satellite phones.