Kymeta Begins Trial Program for Next Generation u8 Ku-Band Terminal

Kymeta ( announced the Kymeta™ u8 terminal beta trial program with select partners and customers globally, bringing Kymeta one step closer to the market launch of the Kymeta u8, planned for the fourth quarter of 2020, the company said.

The Kymeta u8 electronically steered terminal has been redesigned for ease of use and improved performance over previous versions of Kymeta´s signature flat-panel antenna.

The advanced u8 antenna supports global land mobility, covering the full Ku-band with improved efficiency. The Kymeta u8 terminal offers a low-profile form factor with native DC power input for easy integration into mobile platforms.

Along with the release of the u8 beta trial program, Kymeta also announced securing approximately USD 85 million in financing led by Bill Gates with members of the leadership team personally investing approximately USD 1 million led by Executive Chairman, Doug Hutcheson.

In addition, Kymeta announced the acquisition of Lepton Global Solutions on August 18, 2020.

Kymeta is unlocking the potential of broadband satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for comms on the move and making mobile global. It is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington. For more information, visit