Intelsat expands its High Throughput Satellite coverage in the Indian ocean to cover more ocean routes

Mar 10, 2020 | Latest News

Intelsat, the HTS satellite network operator that provides the backbone to Navarino’s Ku-band service Prodigy, has announced its plan to update the FlexMaritime service region 15 (Southern Indian Ocean region):

  • The current Southern Indian Ocean Best Efforts subregion (sub-region 15a) will no longer exist, and a full Quality of Service will be available across the entire Southern Indian Ocean Region
  • The new regional coverage map will no longer include a sub-region 15a, but instead show the updated region 15

Prodigy is Navarino’s hybrid Ku-band/L-band service that combines Intelsat’s FlexMaritime network with the Iridium Certus L-band network. It is a new concept in connectivity and evolves together with your applications and needs.

FlexMaritime’s multi-layered design provides a cost-efficient solution for ship operators without having to sacrifice speed or throughput to each ship, even in the most densely populated shipping lanes. This means that ships have access to multiple satellites in most place across the globe, greatly reducing and even eliminating blockages from vessel structures or land-based obstructions. Ship operators can also maintain connectivity, even when their routes and bandwidth demand shift unexpectedly.

Prodigy provides high performance connectivity, ultra reliability and true redundancy based on it’s core advantages, namely that it is based on a dual satellite constellation as Intelsat FlexMaritime and Iridium are independent networks, and combined with Infinity this means that there is no single point of failure for the Prodigy service.