Satnews Daily
December 14th, 2017

Kymeta's KALO™ Internet Access Services Now Commercially Available...

Kymeta and Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) have announced that Kymeta KALO internet access is now available with broad initial geographic coverage.

KALO internet services, powered by the IntelsatOne® Flex network, deliver broad connectivity when paired with the world’s only commercially available flat panel, electronically-steered satellite terminals from Kymeta as well as other satellite terminal solutions. Kymeta™ KyWay™ terminals and mTennau7 antenna subsystem modules, open new markets for the satellite industry and allow organizations that require high-bandwidth mobile internet access to do business while on the move. For sectors that have traditionally had difficulty accessing reliable, affordable internet in the past—connected cars, renewable energy, commercial fishing, rail, bus and more —KÄ€LO provides a one-of-a-kind solution.

Kymeta's KyWay antenna.

The partnership between Kymeta and Intelsat is bringing mobile communication to places it has never been before. KALO is perfect for situations where companies need to have consistent OPEX pricing for their global mobile and fixed internet services. Initial KALO deployments include fixed environments like construction sites, on-the-pause environments like RVs, and mobile environments like trains and smaller maritime vessels. Customers — including the renewable energy industry service specialists at FMC GlobalSat—conducted pre-availability evaluations of KALO and saw the difference firsthand.

Mark Rasmussen, VP and General Manager, Mobility, Intelsat, mentioned that users are demanding connectivity that could not be delivered with traditional networks. Intelsat's investment in Kymeta was driven by the desire to simplify and accelerate access to cost-effective connectivity, pairing a groundbreaking global satellite network with a groundbreaking satellite terminal. KALO is proof that the company's technology and business model innovations are unlocking new and larger applications.”

Dushyant Sukhija, Senior Vice President and General Manager, KALO Business Unit, Kymeta, added that with KALO, Kymeta delivers up to 4 Mbps mobile internet service in familiar by-the-gigabyte plans. The release of KALO marks a revolutionary change in the way satellite services are purchased and supplied. KALO services provide a scalable, flexible, high-performance, high-throughput network with a broad geographic footprint, and we make that happen with service packages that are as easy to buy as a cell phone plan.”

Adam Ferguson, Chief Technology Officer, FMC GlobalSat, noted that Kymeta mTenna™ technology with KALO internet services make sense for the renewable energy industry, and for any other industry in need of high bandwidth mobile communications.The company was able to commission KALO remotely to a KyWay terminal the firm had deployed in the field — KALO internet services open up a world of possibilities that were not possible until now.