Kymeta (www.kymetacorp.com)—the communications company making mobile global—announced the commercial availability of its next generation flat panel electronically steered antenna platform, the Kymeta u8. The new u8 terminal paired with Kymeta’s hybrid satellite-cellular connectivity services transforms the purchase and consumption of mobile data with an all-inclusive hardware, connectivity and services monthly subscription starting at $999. The Kymeta u8 is the world’s only commercially available flat panel electronically steered antenna built specifically for mobility and designed for the needs of both military and commercial customers.
The Kymeta u8 antenna enables complete coverage of the Ku-band with highly reliable electronic beam steering and no moving parts. It is available as an antenna, as a terminal, or in flyaway configurations, and it can be paired with Kymeta’s new satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular connectivity solutions.
Powered by top satellite service and cellular operators throughout the world, Kymeta Connect makes buying hardware, connectivity, network services, and global support as simple and predictable as buying a mobile phone plan. A variety of satellite or satellite-cellular airtime packages are available and provided in partnership with Intelsat and Cubic Telecom, among others. Customers will now have access to easily deployable and dependable mobile connectivity in places where reliable and affordable connectivity has not been available. Kymeta is also working with LEO satellite operators on technology and service collaborations as described in press announcements released during Satellite 2020.
“With our new u8 terminal paired with Kymeta Broadband connectivity and support, we are making mobile global with a fully managed, optimized, and easy to use blended service,” said Walter Berger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Kymeta. “It is a complete solution with an elegant simplicity that will be very attractive to companies who need predictable OPEX pricing for their regional mobile connectivity services. We believe this is an industry tipping point for unlocking new access to the internet in all parts of the world.”
“We look forward to expanding our successful partnership with Kymeta as they add Intelsat’s FlexMove managed service to their communications-on-the-move (COTM) connectivity solutions offerings. Working together, Kymeta and Intelsat are helping people stay connected wherever they need to be, no matter how remote or challenging the location,” said Samer Halawi, Chief Commercial Officer, Intelsat.
Kymeta’s mobile connectivity services will be available in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, sub-Saharan Africa, and Oceania with services extending to future geographies in the coming months. Initial deployments will include the military, first responders, buses, vehicle fleets, small maritime vessels, ferries, trucks and trains.
Kymeta will be at Satellite 2020, in Washington D.C. and sharing more about their next-generation product and service offering in Meeting Room 156. Show attendees can sign up for a meeting or live driving demonstration of the Kymeta u8 by emailing marketing@Kymetacorp.com.
Kymeta is unlocking the potential of satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for mobile connectivity. The company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta™ Connect connectivity services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform.
Kymeta is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.
For more information, visit kymetacorp.com.