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Intelsat introduces ‘FlexMove’ service for land mobile connectivity

Available through select solution partners, Intelsat ‘FlexMove’ reportedly offers affordable “always-on” connectivity 20 times faster than current mobile satellite solutions on market.

Intelsat has launched FlexMove, an end-terminal managed affordable service for people to connect to the internet, private data networks and cloud services from virtually anywhere in the world, including while on-the-move.

FlexMove is powered by Intelsat’s global Epic high-throughput satellite (HTS) fleet and the IntelsatOne ground network to provide users with a seamless global connectivity experience.

The service offers data rates 20 times faster than traditional Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) solutions at a fraction of the cost per byte.

FlexMove service is easy to set up and allows users to connect to the internet in minutes. FlexMove services for Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) applications use a flat-panel compact, vehicle-mounted satellite terminal that automatically acquires a connection and maintains communication while the vehicle is moving.

The Communications-on-the-Pause (COTP) service uses a highly compact and portable satellite terminal with an automatic or assisted pointing function to connect to a satellite. Connectivity choices include a public Internet connection or a private IP solution to access a customer’s network.

Intelsat FlexMove service packages offer pre-set data rates sold by the gigabyte (GB) and can be used on qualified terminals available through a global network of solution partners, including Intelsat’s FlexMove launch partner GRC.

FlexMove-qualified terminals are manufactured and supplied by Kymeta, for COTM applications, and by Satcube and Starwin, for COTP applications.

Commenting on the service, Intelsat Senior VP for Mobility, Mark Rasmussen, said:Intelsat engineers and innovators are laser-focused on developing flexible, affordable managed services that help our customers connect and communicate seamlessly, no matter where their business may take them. Our new FlexMove service provides a breakthrough in speed, convenience and affordability, ultimately enabling more companies and organisations to operate with confidence in even the most remote or challenging locations.”