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‘Coming-out party’ for Kymeta’s antennas

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Kymeta’s mTenna antenna system can bring turnkey satellite connectivity to buses, trains and remote sites where cellphones can’t get a signal. (Kymeta via YouTube)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five years after its founding, the Kymeta antenna venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is releasing its first commercial product – and partnering with satellite operator Intelsat on a new broadband data service dubbed Kalo.

Kalo (rhymes with “halo”) and Kymeta’s integrated antenna and data terminal system made their debut today at the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington, D.C.

“Anything you could do on a cellphone, you can now do with a satellite,” Bill Marks, chief commercial officer for Kymeta, headquartered in Redmond, Wash., told GeekWire.

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By Alan Boyle

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