ViaSat Acquires LonoCloud

                          ViaSat Acquires LonoCloud

Cloud networking and PaaS capability to augment ViaSat broadband network

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 12, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT),
an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services,
has acquired privately-held LonoCloud Inc., an early-stage company with
expertise in cloud networking software. ViaSat intends to integrate core
components of the LonoCloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) product with the
ViaSat broadband network. LonoCloud employees will join ViaSat's broadband
networking team.


"Adding this core technical capability to our broadband network will both
enhance our existing offering as well as shorten development cycles for new
service offerings," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and CEO. "Further,
we're excited to add this talented team to our rapidly-growing broadband

"Joining ViaSat allows us to continue innovating in advanced cloud services
with a company known for continued technical innovation," said Neil Senturia,
LonoCloud CEO.

LonoCloud ( is a privately-held company based in La Jolla,
California that has developed an innovative, cloud-based service platformto
support the "Internet of Things." The software system contains sophisticated,
distributed mesh algorithms that create a network foundation for enterprise
services and applications to interact and communicate with one another (the
"service fabric"). This next-generation cloud computing architecture runs as
an overlay to enterprise network environments, enabling low-cost, distributed
computing across multiple servers in the cloud. The LonoCloud service fabric
provides real-time software updates for minimal operational disruption and
downtime, as well as policy-driven scalability and dynamic configuration.
Providing these capabilities as building blocks to distributed applications is
key to high availability and resiliency at a global scale.

About ViaSat (
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 Internet; 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 2,500 people in a number of
locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network

Forward-Looking Statements
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
integration of core components, enhancement of ViaSat's existing offering, and
shortening development cycles for new service offerings. Readers are cautioned
that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
include: difficulty in integrating the LonoCloud business and operations in an
efficient and effective manner; challenges in achieving strategic objectives,
cost savings and other benefits expected from the acquisition; the risk
ViaSat's markets do not evolve as anticipated and the technologies acquired do
not prove to be those needed to be successful in those markets; the potential
loss of key employees of the acquired business; the risk of diverting the
attention of senior management from the operations of ViaSat's business; the
risks of potential disputes concerning indemnities and other obligations that
could result in substantial costs and further divert management's attention
and resources; the ability to successfully implement ViaSat's business plan
for broadband satellite services on ViaSat's anticipated timeline or at all;
and risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of ViaSat's
satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or
degradation in satellite performance. In addition, please refer to the risk
factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, 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.

Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

Contact: Media Relations, Scott Cianciulli / Sharon Oh, Brainerd
Communicators, 212.986.6667,,; or
Investor Relations, Heather Ferrante, ViaSat, Inc., 760-476-2633
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