TracPhone Series Licensing & Authorization

Although satellites provide coverage over large geographic areas, including entire continents and ocean regions, individual countries have laws that require prior authorization of satellite services within their borders and territorial waters. KVH and its satellite partners are diligently working to obtain necessary authority for the mini-VSAT Broadband service in any country our customers are likely to visit worldwide.

As a general matter, mini-VSAT Broadband services are available in international waters. However, some countries may condition or restrict the use of Ku-band mini-VSAT services within 125 km of their coastline and/or C-band mini-VSAT services within 300 km of their coastline to protect other radio services using the same frequencies as mini-VSAT Broadband terminals. (The dual-band V11 terminal can switch between C-band and Ku-band to maximize service in both bands.) In addition, some countries have a concern about the use of VoIP telephone services within their territorial waters and ports, and thus such services may be restricted outside U.S. and international waters. All vessels must comply with their flagged nation's requirements, which includes, among other requirements, adding the terminal to the vessel's radio license.

The current status of mini-VSAT Broadband's authority to operate in individual countries is listed below. Check back often, as this list will continue to grow in the months and years ahead.

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  SERVICE AVAILABILITY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Licensing Jurisdiction TracPhone V3/V3-IP Series TracPhone V7/V7-IP Series TracPhone V11
(Ku-band only)
National flagged vessels Foreign flagged vessels
A
Albania Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Algeria Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Angola Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Anguilla To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Antigua & Barbuda To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Argentina To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Armenia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Aruba To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Australia To Port To Port To Port National flagged vessels must be notified to ACMA. None Known
Azerbaijan To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Azores (Portugal) Only to 12nm To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); National flagged vessels only to 12nm To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); National flagged vessels only to 12nm None Known None Known
B
Bahamas To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Bahrain Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Terminal must be added to the ship's radio license. None Known
Bangladesh Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Barbados To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Belgium Only to 12nm To Port (National flagged vessels only); Foreign flagged vessels only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Belize To Port To Port To Port National flagged vessels must register equipment with PUC and IMMARBE None Known
Benin To Port To Port To Port Type approval may be required. None Known
Bermuda To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Bosnia Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Brazil To Port
(TracPhone V3 only)
To Port
(TracPhone V7 only)
Pending National flagged vessels must obtain a Station Operating Permit. Foreign flagged vessels must notify KVH if such vessel is commercially operating within 200nm from the coast of Brazil, in such a case vessels must comply with Brazilian regulations and obtain a Station Operating Permit; Innocent passage does not require a permit.
British Virgin Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Brunei Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Bulgaria Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
C
Cambodia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Cameroon Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Canada To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Canary Islands (Spain) To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Cayman Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Chile To Port To Port Only to 12nm    
China Pending Pending Pending None Known None Known
Columbia To Port (Foreign flagged vessels intermittent use only; National flagged vessels only to 12nmi) To Port (Foreign flagged vessels intermittent use only; National flagged vessels only to 12nmi) To Port (Foreign flagged vessels intermittent use only; National flagged vessels only to 12nmi) None Known None Known
Congo To Port To Port To Port National flagged vessels must obtain operator & installation license required including application and annual fees. Authorization for use of frequency required.
Cook Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Costa Rica Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Cote d'lvoire To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); National flagged vessels only to 12nm To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); National flagged vessels only to 12nm To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); National flagged vessels only to 12nm None Known None Known
Croatia To Port To Port To Port Notification of Use Form required to be sent to HAKOM. None Known
Cyprus To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
D
Dem Rep Congo Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Denmark To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Domincan Republic To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Dominica
(Commonwealth of)
Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
E
East Timor To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Ecuador Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Egypt To Port, but not within port. No restriction on use in the Suez canal To Port, but not within port. No restriction on use in the Suez canal To Port, but not within port. No restriction on use in the Suez canal None Known None Known
Equatorial Guinea Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Estonia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
F
Faroe Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Fiji To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Finland To Port To Port To Port Separate radio transmitter license required for operator. None Known
France Only to 12nm To Port Only to 12nm None Known None Known
French Guiana Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
French Polynesia
(Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Tuamotu Achipelago Islands, Austral Islands)
Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
French West Indies
(St. Barthelemy, Guadalupe, Martinique, St. Marten)
To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
G
Gabon To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); To Port (Foreign flagged vessels only); None Known Notification to Artel is recommended.
Gambia Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Georgia To Port To Port To Port Notification of Use Form must be sent to govt. None Known
Germany To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Ghana To Port To Port To Port For territorial waters, operations need to have a Notice of Variation to the radio installation on board the vessel. For territorial waters, operations need to have a Notice of Variation to the radio installation on board the vessel.
Greece To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Greenland To Port up to internal water; use not permitted inside Fjords, Sounds and Harbours. To Port up to internal water; use not permitted inside Fjords, Sounds and Harbours. To Port up to internal water; use not permitted inside Fjords, Sounds and Harbours. Notification of Use Form must be sent to the govt. None Known
Grenada Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Guatemala Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Guinea Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Guinea Bissau Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Guyana Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
H
Haiti To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Holy See (Vatican) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) Notification of Use Form must be sent to the govt. None Known
Honduras To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Hong Kong SAR Pending Pending Pending None Known None Known
Hungary To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) None Known None Known
I
Iceland To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
India Pending Pending Pending None Known None Known
Indonesia Only to 12nm (Foreign vessels only) Only to 12nm (Foreign vessels only) Only to 12nm (Foreign vessels only) None Known None Known
Ireland To Port To Port To Port The Equipment must be included on the ship's radio license and submitted to MRAU indicating amendment None Known
Israel Pending Only to 12nm Pending None Known None Known
Italy To Port To Port To Port Notification must be submitted to the Ministry. None Known
J
Jamaica To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Japan Pending To Port To Port Notification must be submitted to the Ministry. Notification must be submitted to the Ministry.
Jordan Pending To Port (up to 3nm only) Pending None Known None Known
K
Kazakhstan Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Kenya To Port To Port To Port For territorial waters, registration and license with Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) required; one time fee. For territorial waters, authorization with Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) required; no fee
Kiribati To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Korea (South) To Port To Port To Port National flagged vessels must have authority for individual radio stations Foreign flagged vessels should notify and receive authorization from Korean Radio Management Office
Kuwait Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
L
Latvia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Lebanon Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Liberia Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Libya Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Lithuania To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Luxembourg To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
M
Macau SAR Pending Pending Pending None Known None Known
Macedonia To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) None Known None Known
Madagascar To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Malaysia Only to 12nm (Foreign vessels only) Only to 12nm (Foreign vessels only) Only to 12nm (Foreign vessels only) None Known None Known
Maldives To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Malta To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Marshall Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Mauritania Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Mexico To Port (TracPhone V3 only) To Port (TracPhone V7 only) Pending None Known None Known
Micronesia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Moldova To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) None Known None Known
Monaco Only to 12nm To Port Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Montenegro Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Monteserrat Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Morocco Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Mozambique Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Myanmar To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
N
Namibia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Nauru To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Netherlands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Netherlands Antilles
(Bonaire, Curacao, St. Marten, Saba & Eustatius)
To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
New Caledonia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
New Zealand To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Nicaragua Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Nigeria Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Niue To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Norfolk Island To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Norway To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
O
Oman Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Authorization for use required from TRA of Sultanate of Oman Authorization for use required from TRA of Sultanate of Oman.
P
Pakistan Pending Pending Pending None Known None Known
Palau To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Panama To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Papua New Guinea To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Peru To Port To Port Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Philippines Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Poland To Port To Port To Port National flagged vessels need a license None Known
Portugal To Port (Temporary basis only) To Port To Port Specific rules may apply at the port. Specific rules may apply at the port.
Puerto Rico To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Q
Qatar Only to 12nm To Port To Port For territorial waters, operation requires radio license from Qatar Regulatory Authority. For territorial waters, operation requires radio license from Qatar Regulatory Authority.
R
Romania To Port (only up to 5km from an offshore installation and up to 10km from land) To Port (only up to 5km from an offshore installation and up to 10km from land) To Port (only up to 5km from an offshore installation and up to 10km from land) National Flagged vessels require individual licenses from ANCOM The equipment must be included on the ship's radio license.
Russia Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
S
Samoa (Western) Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
San Marino To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) None Known None Known
Sao Tome & Principe Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Saudi Arabia Pending Pending Pending None Known None Known
Senegal Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Sierra Leone Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Singapore To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Slovenia To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Slovokia To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) To Port (Landlocked) None Known None Known
Solomon Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
South Africa Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Spain To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Sri Lanka To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
St. Kitts & Nevis Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
St. Lucia Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Sudan Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Suriname Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Sweden Only to 12nm To Port To Port None Known None Known
Switzerland To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
T
Taiwan To Port (Foreign vessels only) To Port (Foreign vessels only) To Port (Foreign vessels only) Type approval and radio station license from NCC required. None Known
Tanzania Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Thailand To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Togo To Port To Port To Port Authorization from the Autorité de Réglémentation des Secteurs de Postes et de Télécommunications (ART&P) for use of frequencies is required. None Known
Tokelau To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Tonga To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Trinidad & Tobago Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Tunisia Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Turkey To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Turkmenistan Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Turks & Caicos Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Tuvalu To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
U
UAE Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Type approval may be required. Authorization for use from TRA of UAE required. Type approval may be required.
Ukraine Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
United Kingdom To Port (Excluding within 2km of Morwenstow, Cornwall and 500m of an offshore location) To Port (Excluding within 2km of Morwenstow, Cornwall and 500m of an offshore location) To Port (Excluding within 2km of Morwenstow, Cornwall and 500m of an offshore location) None Known None Known
United States To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Uruguay Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
US Virgin Islands To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
V
Vanuatu To Port To Port To Port None Known None Known
Venezuela Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
Vietnam Only to 12nm Only to 12nm Only to 12nm None Known None Known
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