ViaSat Plans 100 Mbps Satellite Broadband

ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) is planning a global satellite-based broadband service capable of delivering 100 Mbps Internet speeds to end users ...

Feb 10th, 2016
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ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) is planning a global satellite-based broadband service capable of delivering 100 Mbps Internet speeds to end users. The service will comprise three ViaSat-3 class satellites and ground network infrastructure. Work is underway with the first two ViaSat-3 satellites, with ViaSat starting work on the satellite payloads and Boeing (NYSE:BA) Satellite Systems starting on the associated satellite bus platforms, expected for integration and delivery in 2019. The first two satellites will focus on the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), respectively, with a third satellite system planned for the Asia Pacific region.

The first two satellites are designed to deliver 1 Tbps of network capacity each, which the company says is more than twice the total network capacity of the approximately 400 commercial communications satellites in space today combined. The system is designed to continually direct capacity where customers are located - whether at home or on the move - and uses cloud technology for network processing and operations. It's also designed to be compatible with ViaSat-2 class terminals.

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