ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) said that customers are beginning to place advance orders for next-generation mobile satellite services terminals for operation over the recently announced ViaSat worldwide L-band network.
The orders, totaling 3,150 terminals, include a mix of both fixed-site machine-to-machine (M2M) and airborne units that are scheduled for delivery next year. Vehicular, maritime, and asset tracking terminals are also available for advance order.
ViaSat is providing an upgrade to MSS networks by using an innovative new L-band waveform optimized for high capacity. The technology leverages ViaSat experience in serving the US government, enterprises, and consumers with highly secure, reliable, and rugged satellite-based global services. By using bandwidth more efficiently, the new satellite technology brings a number of performance improvements to MSS customers.
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-performance communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,300 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.