Intelsat and Kymeta Join Forces to Enable Next Generation Satellite Applications

Telecoms

Pairing the Intelsat EpicNG Global HTS satellite platform with Kymeta’s high performance metamaterials antennas will accelerate and simplify access to
cost-effective satellite solutions for a range of applications

Intelsat and Kymeta Corporation have announced an agreement to design and produce innovative, flat, electronically steerable, Ku-band mTenna satellite antenna solutions that are optimized for the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite (HTS) platform. The first Intelsat EpicNG satellite is expected to launch in late 2015.

Kymeta’s flat, thin, light and low-cost satellite tracking antennas will be designed to work seamlessly with Intelsat’s satellite fleet, providing complete flexibility to establish connectivity in sectors for which traditional antennas are not currently practical or feasible. The Intelsat-Kymeta development agreement is expected to lead to a range of antenna and terminal products across our core application verticals such as maritime and aero mobility, content delivery and wireless backhaul applications.  In addition, it will provide the opportunity to expand our reach into new verticals such as the Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and ground transportation which are expected to experience significant demand over the next 10 years.  Kymeta has agreed to work exclusively with Intelsat on Ku-band technology development in certain application verticals.

Source: Press Release 3 February 2015