UGL contracts with ViaSat to complete NBN gateway

Australian-based UGL Ltd. said it will complete gateway installations for the NBN Co high-capacity satellite system after signing a contract with ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT).

Installation, testing, and commissioning of ViaSat antenna, RF, and baseband equipment is scheduled to begin in late 2013 following gateway civil works and building construction by NBN Co. The 10-gateway network is expected to be completed by November 2014 ahead of the scheduled 2015 launch of two NBN Co Ka-band satellites.

UGL is an NBN Co pre-approved vendor that is OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) accredited by the Australian Federal Safety Commission (FSC). ViaSat will train and supervise about a dozen UGL workers who will team up to do the work at each location.

UGL Ltd. is a global diversified services company delivering critical assets and essential services that sustain and enhance the environment in which we live. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, UGL operates worldwide across 52 countries employing 53,000 people. The company´s website is at

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company´s website is at