Kymeta Forms New Business Unit Ahead of Kalo Launch

Kymeta mTenna at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

Kymeta mTenna at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Photo: Kymeta

Kymeta has spun out a new division, the Kalo Business Unit, in preparation for the launch of commercial availability of the service. The company joined forces with Intelsat in Q1 2017 to offer a new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) access service. Kalo leverages fully integrated KyWay terminals and mTenna Antenna Subsystem Modules (ASMs) to provide wireless mobile connectivity. The service uses the IntelsatOne Flex managed services platform, and will soon commercially offer a by-the-gigabyte pricing plan under the management of the Kalo Business Unit.

Dushyant Sukhija, Kymeta’s newly appointed senior vice president and general manager of the Kalo Business Unit, who joined Kymeta’s executive leadership team in July, will lead the division and the upcoming launch of the service.

According to Kymeta, the Kalo service will disrupt the communications industry by making satellite services easy to buy and use. “Satellite services today are expensive and difficult to buy,” said Sukhija. “Current satellite services customers often must predict their usage in advance. Imagine having to know exactly where you will be using your phone and how much data you will use three, six or even 36 months from now. With Kalo internet access services, we’re focused on taking the guesswork out of purchasing satellite services, and making it as easy as purchasing a cell phone data plan.”

Following its launch later this year, Kymeta aims to make Kalo services available to every industry, and is especially focused on offering mobile connectivity applications for industries on the move, including buses, airplanes, maritime vessels, trains and automobiles, as well as remote fixed applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). These industries have traditionally been difficult to connect due to the footprint, bulk and weight of traditional satellite dishes.

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