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Airbus Defence and Space expands VSAT coverage in Indian Ocean

Extension of Ku-band coverage improves voice, data services for maritime markets

Airbus Defence and Space has expanded its Ku-band VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean region, using the Intelsat IS-702 S2 satellite.

The new coverage, reportedly, 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.

The increased availability of high-speed VSAT will serve various maritime groups 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 Indian Ocean region. The new coverage enables delivery of reliable connectivity up to 3.8Mbps,” says Ghani Behloul, Head of Product Marketing for Maritime at Airbus Defence and Space. “The Indian Ocean region coverage extension is part of our commitment to maintaining the most extensive maritime VSAT coverage for global users”.