Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. Founded in 1986 and based in Carlsbad, California; with 5800+ employees globally, that includes our engineering solutions team based in Chennai, India. Viasat currently powers hundreds of millions of internet connections annually on land, in the air, and at sea, with reliable networking and advanced cybersecurity. Viasat is recognized for quality satellite broadband solutions, for example, by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States, by Fortune for advancing a commercial connectivity solution that has a measurable social impact, by CNET as the best satellite provider for rural connectivity in the United States, and by Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas list for using satellite-connected Wi-Fi hot spots to provide broadband service where wireless infrastructure is too costly to install.
Viasat will start launching our next generation satellite broadband network, known as the ViaSat-3 constellation, next year followed by the ViaSat-4 network. These satellite networks are designed and built to operate across the entire 27.5-31 GHz band, including the critical 27.5-29.5 GHz (28 GHz) band (Earth-to-space) and the 17.7-21.2 GHz band (space-to-Earth). Today, these are the most effective spectrum bands for advanced, cost-effective satellite broadband services. Each of three ViaSat-3 global satellites will provide over one Terabit per second of throughput. ViaSat-4 will materially increase this throughput to 5-7 Terabits per second. Through technical advancements, Viasat has been able to reduce satellite broadband capacity costs by a factor of 400 and increase capacity by a factor of 500, when compared with legacy satellite networks. These advances result in much higher speeds, and more bandwidth, at affordable costs for consumers and government uses in India, on land, in the air, and at sea.