ViaSat Yonder Mobile Broadband Service Now Circles the Globe
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) now encircles the globe with its Yonder(R) mobile broadband network. The network, which ViaSat began building in 2007 with partner KVH Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI), can connect subscribers to uninterrupted mobile broadband service around the world with coverage over the vast majority of the busiest travel corridors and air routes. The Yonder coverage became worldwide with the addition of service this month over the Indian Ocean, Guam, and the waters north of Australia.
The Yonder service offers cable modem-like speeds of up to 10 Mbps downloads to the platform and up to 512 kbps uploads. Business jet customers get an “office in the sky” experience, with the ability to send and receive broadband data, connect to a virtual private network, and access video programming using portable devices or onboard TVs. Both services are powered by the latest in ViaSat patented ArcLight(R) technology, which enables a very small, lightweight antenna to deliver improved satellite communications on-the-move (COTM) performance.
The mobile Ku-band satellite network uses ViaSat technology to control ten satellite transponders providing service on a near global basis. Each satellite is connected to one of eight secure terrestrial gateways around the globe, each of which has been recently upgraded with the latest advancements in network technology to optimize performance and seamless switching between satellites.
The Yonder mobile network is providing broadband service to multiple customer classes operating on a simultaneous basis around the world. Applications include Internet access, VOIP, and video for private business jets; crew and passenger broadband access for commercial and private maritime vessels through the KVH mini-VSAT BroadbandSM service; maritime security operations by the U.S. Coast Guard; and real time video feeds from ISR aircraft.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories), and Greenwood Village, CO (WildBlue), along with additional field offices and service centers worldwide.
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. 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 telecommunications 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.
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