ViaSat opens new R&D Centre in India

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, has inaugurated its first research and development (R&D) Centre in Chennai, India, the company said.

The new centre advances ViaSat´s globalisation efforts, strengthens its presence in India and enables the company to tap into engineering talent to drive technology innovation.

The new Chennai R&D Centre will help ViaSat on its mission to connect the world with high-speed broadband internet. The news comes as India continues to transform into a digitally-empowered society under the government´s Digital India and Smart Cities programmes.

ViaSat launched ViaSat-1, ViaSat´s first-generation satellite broadband platform in 2012. The company plans to launch a ViaSat-2 satellite broadband platform in 2017, which will more than double the bandwidth and increase coverage seven-fold over the prior generation.