April 7, 2021 – Intelsat released a smaller antenna class for its FlexMaritime service today that will bring a new level of broadband connectivity performance and affordability to leisure, fishing and light-commercial maritime vessels around the world. The 45 centimeter (cm) antennas are small enough to hand carry aboard vessels and easy to install. They are also easy to connect to the Intelsat FlexMaritime network, which provides fast data speeds of up to 6 x 2 megabits per second (Mbps), enabling everything from accessing real-time online weather forecasts to livestreaming the “catch-of-the-day” on social media. The new Intelsat maritime mobility solution enabled by the 45cm antenna is ideal for fishing, leisure, tugs and other workboats, as well as smaller or coastal merchant ships looking for fast, affordable and reliable broadband connectivity. 45cm terminals from KNS and Intellian are qualified on the Intelsat FlexMaritime network. They come with a choice of separate or integrated Antenna Control Unit (ACU) and a modem powered by ST Engineering iDirect. Connectivity is provided by the high-performance Intelsat FlexMaritime network, which delivers unparalleled, multi-layered global coverage through more than 140 satellite beams. Intelsat FlexMaritime services are available in user-friendly month-to-month or annual service agreements. Wholesale, end-terminal package models come with a choice of monthly, gigabyte volume-based plans and no long-term usage commitments. In addition, Intelsat’s Service Management Portal gives solutions partners full visibility and control over their end-user packages. The addition of the 45cm terminal represents the third terminal class for Intelsat FlexMaritime services, adding to Intelsat’s existing 60cm and one-meter antenna service offerings.