With the ViaSat-2 service launch set for 2018, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, is bringing in-flight connectivity solutions to market today that will help large cabin business jets easily transition to what is expected to be the fastest in-cabin Internet service, with the most available data, the company said.
ViaSat covers over 90% of the world´s most popular flight routes using a combination of its global Ku-band and Ka-band networks.
Following service launch on the ViaSat-2 satellite, ViaSat´s global network will expand with additional high-speed connectivity available over North America, Central America, the Caribbean and a portion of northern South America, as well as the primary aeronautical and maritime routes across the Atlantic Ocean, which effectively bridges to the ViaSat Ka-band coverage over Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.
ViaSat expects to have even more Ka-band coverage available in approximately three years, when its ViaSat-3 ultra-high capacity satellite platform begins service launch. The ViaSat-3 constellation is comprised of three ViaSat-3 class satellites, with the first two satellites providing Ka-band coverage over the Americas and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions, respectively.
A third ViaSat-3 satellite is planned for the Asia Pacific region. Each ViaSat-3 class satellite is expected to deliver more than 1-Terabit per second of network capacity, and to leverage high levels of flexibility to dynamically direct capacity to meet customer demand.
ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access – anywhere – whether on the ground or in-flight. The company´s innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband Internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com.