Kymeta and Intelsat Announce KĀLO™, a New Service to Revolutionize How Satellite Services Are Purchased
Kymeta’s KĀLO redefines satellite connectivity with services purchased in familiar, flexible data packages combined with radical pay-for-what-you-use pricing. KĀLO to leverage Intelsat’s IntelsatOne® Flex managed services platform and address the coverage, capacity and security challenges that many mobility customers face each day.
Luxembourg, Redmond, WA, Washington, D.C. – SATELLITE 2017 – March 7, 2017 – Kymeta, the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity, and Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, have joined forces to offer a new, groundbreaking, satellite service offering that is easy to buy and use. The new KĀLO™ service, which will become available in Q3 2017, will introduce a simplified way to buy and sell connectivity to customers and sectors that are currently unreached or underserved by terrestrial networks. KĀLO will change the way satellite services are purchased by direct users, integrators and service providers because it will be sold much like cellular services are purchased.
Using Kymeta mTennau7 antenna subsystem modules (ASMs) and fully integrated KyWay Terminals, KĀLO will provide easy, flexible satellite connectivity for both fixed and mobile applications, further reducing communication barriers. KĀLO will provide a fully provisioned end-to-end connectivity solution that will unlock fast growing vertical sectors that have been historically difficult to support, including rail, energy, IoT, first responders, buses, connected car and more.
“Today’s satellite connectivity services are not easy to buy,” said Dr. Nathan Kundtz, Founder, President and CEO, Kymeta. “This is particularly true when moving across different mobility platforms. Intelsat’s ubiquitous global telecommunications network of wide-beam and Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput spot-beam satellites combined with the flexibility of our user terminal technology will fundamentally change that landscape. KĀLO services move seamlessly between these satellites and are sold in simple, flexible, variable-usage packages that are provided in by-the-gigabyte plans we are all familiar with.”
“Kymeta and Intelsat both share a strong belief that better economics and simplified access are essential to unlocking new and fast growing applications, and KĀLO addresses both imperatives in a single service,” said Stephen Spengler, Chief Executive Officer, Intelsat. “Kymeta’s mTenna technology is revolutionizing the way people access and use mobile satellite connectivity, and with KĀLO, customers will have simplified access to Intelsat’s globalized satellite network and its IntelsatOne Flex managed services platform for secure and powerful high-speed connectivity. Together, Intelsat and Kymeta will be strongly positioned to deliver on our commitment to provide fast, affordable mobile broadband connectivity to people on the move.”
The Future of Satellite Services
Kymeta is taking mobile connectivity where it has never been before by providing streamlined, easy-to-purchase satellite connectivity services built upon Intelsat’s global satellite network. With KĀLO Connectivity, satellite services are being redefined to change the way the world communicates while on the move:
- Radically Easy – Pay for what you use
- Easy to understand and buy connectivity
- Bundled with Kymeta KyWay Terminal or mTennau7 ASM
- Complete global coverage
- Familiar data package options that consumers are used to buying today
- Flexible, variable usage solutions
KĀLO, enabled by Kymeta’s mTennau7 ASMs and KyWay Terminals, will offer flexible data packages for satellite connectivity. To learn more about KĀLO and mTenna and KyWay antennas and terminals, visit www.KALO.net.
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About Kymeta Corporation
Kymeta delivers on what connectivity is meant to be – secure, available, and global. Kymeta is removing barriers by providing an innovative means of leveraging satellite network capacity for high bandwidth communication access while on the move. The company’s first products, software-enabled metamaterials-based electronic beamforming antennas and terminals for satellite communications, will keep boats, planes, cars, and more connected.
In 2017 Kymeta has been recognized with a 2017 Fast Company World’s Most Innovative Companies in Space award and the 2017 Puget Sound Business Journal Innovation Award for Technology. The company has also been awarded the 2016 Seattle Business Silver Tech Impact Award for Emerging Technology and the 2016 2b AHEAD Innovators Award, which were closely preceded by the Frost & Sullivan 2016 New Product Innovation Award. The company has also been recognized as a CNBC Disruptor for two consecutive years, a FiReStarter by Strategic News Network and a top 50 MIT Technology Review Disruptive Company. Kymeta has formed significant partnerships with industry leaders including Toyota, Intelsat, Panasonic, Airbus Defence & Space, Sharp, Intellian, O3b, and more. If it moves, Kymeta will keep it connected. Anywhere. The company is based in Redmond, Washington and operates on a worldwide basis. For more information, please visit www.kymetacorp.com and www.KĀLO.net.
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.