These two beams became active on October 15, combining with the current VSAT coverage already offered by NSSLGlobal.
Current as well as new customers will benefit from the coverage allowed by the additional beams, which come via Intelsat’s Rugby-based Earth Station in the UK.
The first beam utilises Intelsat’s IS21 satellite and is primarily aimed at the commercial maritime sector. The satellite is positioned at 58 degrees West, with a large proportion of the beam covering the South Atlantic, from the south of South Africa across to Buenos Aires.
The company says that this beam compliments the TL11 North Atlantic beam that already forms part of its coverage area.
The second beam, MID-IOR, covers the Maldives and Seychelles area and will primarily be used to target the super yacht market.
“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,” commented Sally-Anne Ray, managing director of NSSLGlobal.