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SOURCE ViaSat Inc.
Traffic throughput increasing as customers report greater performance, availability
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Aviation customers of Yonder® high-speed Internet service from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) are benefitting from higher performance as they take advantage of the 60 percent increase in network bandwidth, new provisioning systems, and earth station hub upgrades announced earlier this year. With Yonder customer data traffic more than doubling in 2 years, the upgrades and architecture of the ViaSat Global Network enable it to deliver more speed, coverage, availability, and value.
Yonder service is the fastest in-flight Internet for business jets, providing high-speed Internet access, VoIP, and office applications. Premium classes of Yonder® high-speed Internet service – Yonder Premium and Yonder VIP – support uninterrupted video streaming, new quality of service assurances, and enhanced network operations and customer support. And all Yonder customers see the value of their service increase as they use more data because the service features data plans with a fixed monthly charge, rather than billing for megabytes used.
"We had one customer recently fly a 12,000 nautical mile trip – over 28 hours in the air – and they reported to us that service had never been better," said Ric VanderMeulen, VP/GM of ViaSat Global Mobile Broadband. "With the migration complete, this new level of performance is available to all customers and services we host on the ViaSat Global Network."
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,300 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,900 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the performance of Yonder Premium and Yonder VIP services. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: the ability to successfully implement ViaSat's business plan for broadband satellite services on ViaSat's anticipated timeline or at all; the ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply ViaSat's products; increased competition and other factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on ViaSat's ability to sell products and services; and ViaSat's dependence on a limited number of key employees. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.
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