By Emily Greenhalgh
PBN Web Editor
MIDDLETOWN – KVH Industries has tapped Andesat SA as the South American provider for its mini-VSAT Broadband service and TracPhone V-sieries satellite communications system.
In addition to managing a mini-VSAT Broadband hub at their teleport in Santiago, Chile, Andesat will provide TracPhone systems and mini-VSAT service to its distribution partners in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.
“KVH is committed to bringing reliable, affordable satellite communications to commercial mariners in South America, and expanding our relationship with Andesat will help us to achieve that goal,” Brent C. Bruun, KVH's senior vice president of global sales and business development said in prepared remarks.
“Andesat is a diverse and well-established company that will help us reach this customer base effectively,” added Bruun. “They will be a tremendous asset in growing our business in South America, particularly as we combine their presence in the Southern Cone and Andean region with our existing distribution strategy in Brazil.”