Viasat signs agreement with Intelisys to expand its internet service

21 September 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

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Viasat, a satellite communications company, has signed Intelisys, a technology service distributor, as its latest master agent partner offering Viasat’s business internet services.

As a result of the new partnership, Viasat’s presence is greatly increased in the business and enterprise channel, giving Viasat access to over 3,000 Intelisys agents across the US.

"We're proud to bring Viasat into the Intelisys portfolio, which contains more than 160 of the world's leading service providers," said Jay Bradley, president of Intelisys. "By selling Viasat's business internet services, Intelisys agents will be able to reach more business customers in more places with faster broadband speeds.”

As a Viasat master agent, Intelisys will able to offer Viasat’s high-speed satellite internet across its network as an option to their enterprise and business customers. Therefore filling the broadband coverage gaps where business needs guaranteed, reliable, high-speed broadband communications.

In addition, using Viasat satellite internet service will give Intelisys business customers access to a diverse and resilient secondary connection for business continuity and SD-WAN implementations.

"Businesses are looking for higher speed bandwidth options in both rural and urban areas—whether that's for a primary or back-up connectivity option," said Cody Catalena, vice president and general manager, Global Business Solutions, Viasat. "We're proud to sign Intelisys on as our latest master agent, giving their network an ability to sell primary broadband services to their customers whenever cable or fibre is out of reach. Further, as we see business applications continue to move to the cloud, our Viasat service provides a great back-up internet connection—giving businesses a truly diverse internet connection to run applications like voice and video, transaction processing and more."

Back in July Visast entered into a partnership with Israeli airline El Al to launch an in-flight wifi system that will be offered across the majority of its fleet. El Al will add in-flight connectivity as an option in its mix of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Boeing 737-900 aircraft and Boeing 737-800 planes. By mid-2020, EL AL expects to have the majority of its fleet connected with the Viasat service.