Intellian shake up the VSAT antenna market with awards and innovation

It could once be said that Intellian was the little brother to Seatel/Cobam, not anymore. Those of us who have an elder brother all know a day comes when they realise you’re not so little anymore. 

After winning satellite technology of the year, launching the world’s first 1.5M KA & KU convertible VSAT terminal and an impressive terminal to allow enterprise and cellular backhaul connectivity expansion the day little brother became not so little anymore has certainly arrived.  


The world’s first 2.4 meter tri-band and multi-orbit maritime VSAT antenna system, the Intellian v240MT, has won Via Satellite’s inaugural Satellite Technology of the Year Award.

The 2018 Satellite Technology of the Year award was presented during a special Awards Luncheon at SATELLITE 2019 today. A hard fought contest, the winner was determined by a combination of expert judges and industry votes.

The shortlist featured last year’s stand-out technology developments from across the satellite industry, with the v240MT selected to win for its ability to operate with Geostationary (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites using C-, Ku- or Ka-band frequencies, and the game-changing flexibility and resilience this provides.

Introduced in 2018, the unique Intellian v240MT is the only 2.4m-class tri-band and multi-orbit VSAT antenna system available. With Intellian’s ground-breaking antenna technology and Intelligent Mediator Solution at its core, the v240MT offers a previously unimaginable level of availability and quality of service for vessels operating globally.

Intellian’s cutting-edge v240MT was recognised for its innovation, benefit to the industry, and overall disruption to the satellite landscape. It’s ability to access nearly all available satellite constellations while anticipating demand from new GEO, MEO and LEO networks paves the way for a new era of high-throughput maritime connectivity.

“It’s an honour to receive the 2018 Satellite Technology of the Year Award as it highlights the unique innovation that enables up to 100 times faster connectivity, while transforming satellite-based services and the user experience,” said Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian after the presentation.

“With an end-user customer recently demonstrating 3Gbps throughput, cruise and energy companies are especially excited about the v240MT. It enables the next level of broadband at sea while mitigating the prospect of further capital expenditure as new high-performance networks in different orbits become available,” adds Mr. Sung.



  • This exciting partnership is the next significant milestone in the development of OneWeb’s system by enabling the first of the customer facing “user terminals” which will be used across use varying customer markets.
  • This high-performance, enterprise-grade user terminal for OneWeb’s network will deliver low-latency, fixed services, and is specifically designed to have high efficiency for data intensive use cases.
  • This premier user terminal will provide for the expansion and upgrade of backhaul infrastructure and enable remote connectivity to help OneWeb advance its mission of bringing internet access everywhere for everyone.

6 May 2019 – Washington, DC, May 6, 2019 – OneWeb, a global communications company with a vision to enable internet access everywhere for everyone, has announced a partnership with Intellian, to build user terminals designed specifically for remote enterprise networks, cellular backhaul expansion and remote connectivity needs. The user terminals will be the units provided to customers to enable the high-speed, low latency service that our global satellite constellation will deliver.

These user terminals will be perfect for a range of use cases including connecting businesses in rural areas, schools, hospitals, farms and community centers.

This partnership represents a significant step-forward in the development of OneWeb’s system following the launch of its first satellites and its first customer announcements in February 2019. With six satellites now in orbit and a range of antennas now in place, OneWeb is ready to advance the development of its portfolio of user terminals, ranging from compact flat panels to highly-efficient dual parabolics. All our user terminals will be designed to serve a range of customer needs, market verticals and use cases.

With many remote and unconnected areas around the world still lacking access to broadband, these user terminals will help to close to gaps and connect remote enterprises, as well as, expand cellular backhaul capacity which is essential for extending connectivity. The terminals will utilize dual-parabolic antennas to deliver cost-effective and efficient throughput making high-speed and low-latency services available in hard-to-reach areas and helping bridge the digital divide.

“This is an exciting moment for OneWeb as we expand and develop our user terminals with an extremely important partner”, said Adrian Steckel, CEO of OneWeb. “Our user terminals will always be designed with customer needs in-mind, ensuring we deliver a service they can trust. We’re delighted to be partnering with Intellian and this agreement marks a major step forward in our efforts to bridge the global digital divide.”

“Intellian is excited to be chosen by OneWeb with its fascinating vision and innovative LEO constellation”, said Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian“We’re thrilled our design and manufacturing capabilities will help connect people in remote locations to this new Satellite ecosystem.”

OneWeb expects these terminals to be available for Commercial use in 2020.


View images of the user terminals here compared to industry standard and scaled on a high-rise building.

About Intellian Technologies, Inc.

Intellian is the global leader of mobile satellite communication systems for maritime, government, military and NGSO sectors. Founded in 2004, Intellian is leading the way in driving innovation in the satellite communications market. The industry’s top ranking companies choose Intellian’s maritime satellite antenna systems to deliver connectivity when it matters most.

Intellian operates in 12 offices worldwide, including global logistics centers in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, and is supported by a network of more than 550 partners across the globe. Intellian Technologies Inc. is listed on the Korean Stock Exchange, KOSDAQ (189300:KS).

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About OneWeb

OneWeb’s mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere. OneWeb is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high speed, low latency, network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains and more.


The Intellian v150NX Ka will be on display at Satellite 2017 this week

Future-proof and feature-rich 1.5-meter antenna system enabling high-speed broadband at sea and network gateways

Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, is introducing the new 1.5m Ku to Ka convertible VSAT terminal.

The world’s first and only 1.5m Ku to Ka convertible VSAT, v150NX, is a future-proof system supporting 2.5GHz Wide Ka-band networks as well as GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit), MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) and LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellations. Its highly efficient design delivers the best RF performance of any 1.5m system on the market today for ship owners, operators and network providers. It is easily converted to Ka-band by changing the RF Assembly and Feed, as the reflector and radome are optimized for operation across both frequency bands.

At this year’s Satellite Show, which is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC this week, May 6-9, 2019 (booth #925), Intellian is displaying its new product’s Ka-band version, the v150NX Ka. This state-of-the-art terminal is also compatible with future 2.5GHz Wide Ka-band networks and has delivered speeds of 830Mbps in trials already. With GEO/MEO/LEO tracking capability, the v150NX Ka delivers unmatched performance today and is ready for operation with forthcoming new high-speed and low-latency networks.

Both the v150NX and v150NX Ka enable reliable, high-throughput broadband at sea and can be quickly installed to deliver precise, cost-effective satellite tracking as a land gateway antenna system. With its ability to track any satellites on mobile and fixed platforms, it includes smart satellite handover capability enabled by an embedded mediator. Operators can now provide a seamless network with high-speed bi-directional IP connectivity. Additionally, the antenna can be interconnected with no loss of signal even at longer distances, using the Intellian Fiber Link Solution.

Moreover, with the new NX platform, Intellian’s 1.5m satellite communication systems use a single cable, which combines Tx, Rx, and DC power, to simplify installation. A cutting-edge modular design results in lower cost of ownership throughout the entire lifecycle, while improving reliability and streamlining maintenance.

Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, said, “The industry-leading performance, simplified installation and ensured compatibility with future constellations and networks positions our new 1.5m antennas as one of the most innovative, flexible and cost-effective connectivity platforms available for diverse users on land and at sea.”

Alongside the new v150NX Ka, Intellian will also highlight the expansion of its diverse portfolio with the launch of more new and innovative satellite communication technologies at Satellite 2019, including; the LP100, man-portable, military spec land terminal; the all new GX100NX for use on the Global Xpress network; and the OW70 for LEO constellations.