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04/06/2012 - KVH - Tesacom - Andesat



Tesacom to Offer KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Service in South America

Leading service provider will bring world’s leading maritime VSAT service to mariners throughout South America

MIDDLETOWN, RI – June 4, 2012 – KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), the world’s leading maritime VSAT provider, will offer its mini-VSAT Boadband service and TracPhone satellite communications terminals to maritime customers throughout South America through Tesacom, South America’s leading mobile satellite service provider. The new relationship will be managed by Andesat S.A., a leading communications provider in the Andean region. Tesacom will offer KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband solution from its offices in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Panama and Peru to offshore commercial fishermen and oil and gas operators, as well as inland waterway vessels working on the Paraná River.

“KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service will allow us to offer an attractive and affordable broadband service to meet the growing connectivity needs of our diverse maritime customer base,” explains Jose Antonio Sanchez Elia, CEO at Tesacom. “With the mini-VSAT Broadband service, we will be able to provide a proven solution with small antennas, fast data rates, and global coverage that will work well for both large and small vessels, completing our broad offering of solutions.”

Tesacom will offer KVH’s TracPhone V-series onboard terminals and mini-VSAT Broadband service to their customers. Tesacom is South America's leading provider of remote telecommunications solutions, offering the MSS services of Inmarsat, Globalstar, and Iridium for more than 10 years with an extensive network of offices that reaches mariners throughout South America.

“KVH is very well positioned to support the key maritime industries in South America, and we’re happy to collaborate with a leading service provider like Tesacom to bring mini-VSAT Broadband to these mariners,” explains Brent C. Bruun, KVH’s senior vice president of global sales and business development. “Our mini-VSAT Broadband service is well supported with earth stations in Brazil and Chile, and we offer the broadest coverage of any maritime VSAT provider for coastal South American waters and into the southern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. We’re excited to work with Tesacom to bring the mini-VSAT Broadband service to maritime customers throughout the region.”

The mini-VSAT Broadband service is unique in that it uses ArcLight spread spectrum technology developed by KVH’s satellite technology partner, ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT). The spread spectrum technology enables use of antennas as small as 37 cm for the Ku-band service and as small as 1 meter for the combined C/Ku-band coverage. Although significantly smaller, these antennas match the coverage and speed of much larger maritime VSAT antennas using older services based on time division multiple access (TDMA) technology. With onboard equipment as small and affordable as L-band systems, the power of fast, affordable VSAT service is rapidly becoming the preferred option for large segments of the maritime market that were formerly limited to expensive legacy satellite communications services.

Since launching the mini-VSAT Broadband service in late 2007, KVH has fielded one of the world’s broadest Ku-band VSAT networks, using 14 Ku-band satellite transponders to provide a seamless web of multimegabit coverage. The service will soon cover 95% of the Earth, including all of the oceans bordering southern South America, with the addition of coverage from three overlayed, global C-band transponders and a unique dual-mode TracPhone system that seamlessly switches between C- and Ku-band frequencies. In most regions, vessels enjoy redundant coverage to assure robust connectivity.

KVH is the only maritime VSAT provider to manufacture its own fully integrated onboard terminal and network manager, operate a global C/Ku-band VSAT network, and provide worldwide 24/7/365 after-sale support. The ability to control every aspect of its equipment and network has enabled KVH to field the world’s premier global maritime VSAT network. In March 2012, the marketing research firm Euroconsult reported KVH leads the maritime VSAT market for number of customers using its service.

About Tesacom

Tesacom is the leader in integral telecommunications solutions for remote locations in South America. With offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and Uruguay, it delivers its solutions at a regional level. Its range of solutions is one of the largest in the market and includes mobile satellite services, satellite multimedia services, location and tracking services via the GPS system, software platforms, highly advanced technical equipment of superior quality, integration of networks and development of value-added applications.

About Andesat

Andesat S.A. meets the rapidly expanding communications needs of the Andean region. Developed by a group of executives with extensive experience in the satellite communications industry, Andesat uses cutting-edge technology to create the most proficient satellite networks. Andesat provides coverage throughout Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.

About KVH Industries, Inc.

KVH Industries, Inc. is the leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. In March 2012, Euroconsult reported that KVH was the market share leader in global maritime VSAT. KVH’s mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway, and Singapore.

20/07/2011 - ViaSat Completes Yonder High-Speed Internet Coverage over South America.


Full coverage area available to aviation and maritime customers
Carlsbad, Calif. – July XX, 2011 – ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) has completed the addition of Yonder® high-speed Internet coverage over Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Columbia, Ecuador, and surrounding areas. ViaSat is adding this coverage in cooperation with regional provider Andesat S. A., which will also become a reseller of Yonder service for South America. Andesat leases bandwidth on the Intelsat IS-14 satellite and also operates teleport facilities in Santiago where ViaSat has installed a regional gateway. The new mobile broadband service area has been tested and is operational for maritime and aviation customers.
“We have completed coverage over South America with this latest addition,” said Don Buchman, ViaSat director of Mobile Broadband. “All Yonder aviation and maritime customers will immediately benefit from the expanded coverage and the addition keeps us on target to complete the full deployment of our network by the end of 2012.”
 “We are very  pleased and exited about the mobile platform we will operate for ViaSat and the Yonder partners. Mobility is the name of the game now, and with state of the art Arclight Technology, we will  play an important role   together with ViaSat and KVH in delivering high quality mobile Broadband in a Global Network ,” said Pablo Rasore, General Manager at Andesat. 
The combination of ViaSat airborne high-speed Internet equipment and Yonder data and voice service provides business aircraft passengers with a high-speed, office-in-the-sky experience that is on-par with the latest in home and office IP network applications and services. 
The Yonder network, which ViaSat operates with partner KVH Industries Inc., delivers a typical user experience of 1to 2 Mbps data to the aircraft, and up to 512 kbps data from the aircraft. Including the Global Express  and Challenger series, operators of over 150 large general aviation planes, plus 200 military and special mission aircraft, connect through the Yonder mobile broadband service network. KVH offers its comparable mini-VSAT service over the same network to commercial shipping customers, private yacht owners, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
About Andesat (
Andesat S.A. meets the rapidly expanding communication needs of the Andean region. Developed by a group of executives with extensive experience in the satellite communications industry, Andesat uses cutting-edge technology to create the most proficient satellite networks. Andesat provides coverage throughout Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. 
About ViaSat (
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements include statements that refer to the deployment of the full Yonder network by 2012. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: satellite failures, performance degradation, in-orbit risks and anomalies, construction and launch delays, launch failures or improper orbital placement, and satellite manufacturing errors. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Yonder is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

10/01/2011 - Firma de Contrato entre Claro y Andesat


Claro Chile y Andesat S.A. suscribieron en el día de ayer un contrato marco por el cual Andesat proveerá servicios satelitales a dicha empresa. En lo que significa una virtual tercerización de los servicios satelitales de la empresa mexicana en Chile, Andesat se ha comprometido a entregar un servicio de última generación, superador de lo que actualmente dispone Claro para sus clientes. El acuerdo se basa en la modalidad "full OPEX", en la que Andesat entrega todo el equipamiento y el servicio incluyendo la capacidad satelital en Banda KU, la instalación y el mantenimiento de los sitios, cobrando un canon mensual. Claro ya ha homologado el servicio para sus clientes Pyme y Empresas y se están haciendo las pruebas para la homologación de los servicios con la red MPLS a fin de integrarlos para los clientes corporativos. Según indica su Jefe de Ventas de la Región Sur, Sergio Valdés, hay una gran demanda de estos servicios por parte de las empresas salmoneras, que tienen gran cantidad de puntos al sur de Puerto Montt donde hay muy poca infraestructura de red física y los enlaces satelitales son el único vínculo de los centros de cría de salmones con sus oficinas centrales.


20/12/2010 - Alianza Andesat-Perusat se lanza el servicio SAT+ (SAT Plus)


Perusat, empresa Peruana de Telecomunicaciones IP, ha llegado a un acuerdo con Andesat para el lanzamiento de un nuevo servicio conjunto llamado SAT+ (SAT Plus). Este servicio consta de proveer líneas de telefonía más internet a sitios remotos a través de las comunicaciones satelitales de Andesat.


18/08/2010 - Andesat S.A. crea subsidiaria Andesat Perú SAC 


Andesat S.A. empresa de origen Chileno, acaba de abrir su filial en Lima, Perú. Con la finalidad de usar Lima como cabeza de su despliegue hacia los países de la Región Andina norte, desde las oficinas de Andesat Perú piensan abarcar, además de la demanda peruana de servicios satelitales, los negocios que se generen en Ecuador, Colombia y Venezuela. Desde Chile se piensa atender los requerimientos de Bolivia y Argentina. Los servicios serán provistos desde el Telepuerto de Andesat en Santiago de Chile. La oficina de Andesat Perú será comandada por el Ingeniero Claudio Figueroa, ex Director de Operaciones de Telmex en Perú.


21/08/2010 - Andesat Inaugura servicios satelitales para la región Andina. 


Andesat S.A. Empresa de servicios satelitales de Telecomunicaciones ha comenzado sus operaciones brindando servicios de Internet, datos, telefonía y video conferencia, además de muchos otros servicios específicos de valor agregado para los sectores corporativos más importantes de Chile. Con un esquema basado en distintos canales mayoristas de distribución, los planes de Andesat son prestar servicios en toda la región cubierta por el satélite Intelsat IS 14 que abarca desde el sur de Estados Unidos hasta Tierra del Fuego e islas del Atlántico Sur.