KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service continues to dominate the maritime VSAT market in units in service, according to “Maritime SATCOM Markets, 4th Edition,” by Northern Sky Research (NSR), a leading maritime industry analyst firm. The report notes that KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband customers account for 29% of the vessels using Ku-band services, which is more than double the 14% share of the nearest competitor, as of the end of 2015. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband customers also account for 21% of the vessels using combined C/Ku-band services, with the nearest competitor at 15% share.
KVH launched mini-VSAT Broadband in 2007, and has steadily grown the service to a dominant position in the maritime VSAT market as reliance on fast and reliable satellite broadband connectivity has spread throughout the maritime industry. In 2012, the mini-VSAT Broadband service first became the maritime VSAT market share leader according to leading market research reports, and has since that time reconfirmed that position in subsequent report updates.
The TracPhone V-IP series satellite communications antennas designed and manufactured by KVH for the mini-VSAT Broadband service are the TracPhone V11-IP, a 1.1-meter diameter dual-mode C/Ku-band antenna; the TracPhone V7-IP, a 60-cm Ku-band antenna; and the TracPhone V3-IP antenna, a 39-cm Ku-band antenna.