Use cell phones on the ocean

Published On: January 1, 2010Categories: Industry News

KVH Industries and On-Waves have installed seven secure “earth stations” around the globe to bring cell phone service to those at sea. In the past, cell phones typically have lost reception 15 miles offshore because of land-based cell tower ranges. A person can now purchase a dedicated SIM card and use their own cell phone to make and receive phone calls worldwide.

KVH’s broadband network and satellite communications system are combined with ON-Waves’ maritime cell phone service to make this technology available to anyone on the ocean.