NSSLGlobal Ltd, a UK based independent service provider of satellite communications, has announced the further expansion of its VSAT Ku-Band network to include an additional two satellite beams covering the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean region as of 16 October.

These two beams were active as of 15 October, combining with the current VSAT coverage offered by NSSLGlobal, creating what the company claims to be the world’s most comprehensive VSAT Ku-Band network in the industry.

Current and new customers on commercial vessels and superyachts will benefit from the additional beams which come via Intelsat’s Rugby-based Earth Station.

The first beam utilises Intelsats IS21 satellite and is primarily aimed at the commercial maritime sector. The satellite is positioned 58 degrees West, with a large proportion of the beam covering the South Atlantic; south of South Africa across to Buenos Aires. This beam is in addition to the NSSLGlobal TL11 North Atlantic beam that is already part of the global coverage offered by the company.

The second beam, MID-IOR, covers the Maldives and Seychelles area with the primary customer base stemming from the superyacht community.

Sally-Anne Ray, Managing Director of NSSLGlobal, said: “With the most extensive coverage offered in the industry these new beams are another indication of NSSLGlobal’s commitment in providing a premium satellite communications service to our customers.”

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