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Mobile Connectivity in Vehicles Put to Test in Trek Across U.S.

| November 16, 2017

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Redmond-based Kymeta— a communications company now focusing on global mobile connectivity — has set out on a two-week trek across America in its connected Toyota RAV4 to provide a rigorous, real-world proving ground for its widely anticipated KĀLO™ internet service.

The approach is designed to deliver a new mobile satellite internet service that will make mobile high-throughput internet access available and easy to buy. The KĀLO Trek Across America will begin in Washington, D.C. and wind through the country, covering over 7,000 miles, and culminating in a homecoming event at the Kymeta campus in Washington state on November 27.

Powered by the IntelsatOne® Flex network, Kymeta KĀLO services will provide high-bandwidth mobile satellite internet access to industries that require mobile connectivity on the move like military, news reporting, first responders, construction, trains, buses and more. KĀLO services, when paired with Kymeta™ KyWay™ terminals and mTennau7 ASMs, will connect places and fixed and mobile platforms that have traditionally had limited or no connectivity at all.

“Kymeta is taking its connected car across the country to put the network through the paces,” said Dushyant Sukhija, SVP and General Manager, KĀLO Business Unit, Kymeta. “When launched, KĀLO mobile internet services will mark a revolutionary change in the way satellite services are purchased and supplied, making it as simple as purchasing a cell phone plan. The launch of Kymeta KĀLO services will usher in changes in the way businesses get work done: on the move, from everyday vehicles, in even the most difficult to reach industries and areas of the world.”

The KĀLO Trek Across America tells another important story: the possibility of a truly connected car is now a reality. Kymeta’s Toyota RAV4 will remain connected throughout its U.S. journey, conducting live streams and updates from the road.

“As innovations in satellite connectivity come to market, such as our Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites, we are unlocking new applications. Industries recognize that connected cars and other vehicles will enable new services and opportunities for increased efficiency; traditional networks can’t support that growth today,” said Mark Rasmussen, VP and General Manager, Mobility, Intelsat.

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