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October 9th, 2019

FlexMaritime from Intelsat to Empower KVH Elite® VSAT Streaming Service

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) has announced today that the company's FlexMaritime service will power KVH Elite™ – a new, unlimited VSAT streaming service that provides high-definition (HD)-quality, dedicated bandwidth for yachts and leisure charters.

KVH Elite is a global, high-performing, resilient network with multi-layered satellite coverage powered by Intelsat’s FlexMaritime service, which provides KVH with dedicated, guaranteed throughput with a committed information rate. This means KVH Elite will perform at the highest levels and ensure that yacht owners have a fast, consistent, reliable service regardless of their vessel’s location in KVH Elite regions while still enjoying the benefits of the KVH mini-VSAT Broadbandâ„  HTS network worldwide.

KVH Elite will be accessible to current KVH yacht customers using proven hardware already onboard. New customers can easily add KVH Elite for their guests with an onboard package that can be quickly and simply installed.

KVH will initially launch KVH Elite in the Caribbean in November 2019. KVH Elite is expected to expand its coverage to the Mediterranean in 2020, meeting peak demand requirements from yacht owners, leisure charterers, operators and guests.

Mark Rasmussen, SVP, Global Sales and Distribution, Intelsat, reported that FlexMaritime provides a high-speed, flexible service that delivers the consistent and reliable performance that yacht owners need. The multi-layered satellite coverage ensures a clear advantage over competitive single-layer constellations, which often provide only best-effort service levels and don’t always offer consistent connectivity wherever and whenever it is needed. The combination of Intelsat’s global network infrastructure and KVH’s maritime expertise continues to expand the quality and availability of communications for the entire maritime sector.