Viasat launches US "fastest" satcomms service for businesses

28 June 2018 | James Pearce


Satellite communications firm Viasat has expanded its service by launching what it claims is the fastest satellite internet service for businesses in America.

The new service will provide businesses a range of download speed options between 35Mbps up to 100Mbps, depending on region.

It aims to provide internet services in those locations that cannot be reached by high-speed fibre connections, offering speeds up to 10 times faster than DSL and up to 65 times faster than a T1 connection. This gives those businesses access to key services such as cloud-based applications, VoIP, high speed transfers and streaming.

The service will also be offered as a backup broadband connection for businesses in urban locations, supporting services such as SD-WAN that leverages multiple internet connections.

The service will be powered by the $600 million ViaSat-2 satellite system, which was launched in June 2017 and came into service at the beginning of 2018. ViaSat-2 is the world’s highest capacity communications satellite with a throughput of 300Gbps and the company’s second Ka-band satellite.

"Businesses across the U.S. expect an internet service that can support their sales and operational needs—anywhere they are based," said Cody Catalena, vice president and general manager, Global Business Solutions, Viasat. 

"With our new ViaSat-2 service for business, we're now able to provide broadband speeds across all plans and even more coverage to enable businesses to stay connected, productive and profitable."

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