ViaSat Augments Global Mobility Satellite Network with New Capacity
Government and general aviation business growth drives demand for increased
bandwidth and new services
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has
signed four new contracts that increase the total Ku-band capacity of its
global mobility network by more than 60 percent. This investment in additional
bandwidth will be reserved for government and general aviation business growth
and customer requirements for high data rates for mobile satellite
"This expansion phase is an overlay to our mobile network in key regions
around the globe," said Paul Baca, GM/VP ViaSat Global Mobile Broadband. "This
addition will raise the bar for baseline broadband performance and provide a
foundation for new service plans."
The sustained growth in airborne satellite communications for ViaSat was
recently highlighted by the delivery of the 500th VR-12 satellite terminal.
This ultra-small aperture system has been a key technology enabler for both
general aviation and government mobility markets, for "office in the sky"
business applications, as well as enroute Command & Control and ISR services
for military customers.
Details regarding regional coverage and availability will be announced in the
coming weeks. For more information, go to
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to
virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the
military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services
including Exede^® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest
capacity satellite; service to more than 1,750 mobile platforms, including
Yonder^® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and
network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for
the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system
design and a number of complementary products and technologies.Based in
Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,400 people in a number of
locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the
safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about
raising baseline performance and new service plans. ViaSat wishes to caution
you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product
defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not
being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform
according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors
affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to
the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov,
including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are
made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements for any reason.
Yonder is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.
Exede is a registered service mark of ViaSat Inc.
SOURCE ViaSat Inc.
Contact: Scott Cianciulli / Sharon Oh, Brainerd Communicators, 212.986.6667,
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