ViaSat High-Speed Internet System Now Offered by Bombardier Aerospace as Factory Option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft

Enables Yonder® high-speed Internet service on equipped aircraft

Aug 22, 2011, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace to provide airborne communications terminal equipment as part of a new high-speed Internet option on Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft.  The Bombardier option combines the ViaSat VMT-1500 shipset along with the EMS Aviation CNX-200 router to provide an office-in-the-sky connection for business aviation passengers.

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"Aircraft equipped with this option will be able to use our Yonder® high-speed Internet service to enjoy a modern office environment anywhere in our coverage network," said Don Buchman, ViaSat director of mobile broadband. "Because of its high-speed connection and global coverage, Yonder service really is a one-of-a-kind offering. Now Global aircraft customers can gain access to it and make the most efficient use of their time onboard."

Yonder airborne broadband service provides Global aircraft passengers full Internet connections (Wi-Fi), Virtual Private Network (VPN), e-mail with attachments via laptops, voice-over IP (VoIP), and the use of other Wi-Fi devices. Yonder service provides typical download speeds to aircraft of 1 to 2 Megabits per second (Mbps) and upload from the aircraft speeds of more than 128 kilobits per second (kbps). The service is available through a ViaSat service reseller.

"Global business aircraft cabins are specifically designed to provide a highly productive working environment, a key factor in making these aircraft a leading choice for corporations worldwide. EMS Aviation and ViaSat have been leading the charge in the development of communication systems, using EMS high-speed routers and Yonder high-speed Internet service to provide the highest performance  in-flight data service possible," said Stephane Leblanc, VP and general manager, Global Platform, Bombardier Business Aircraft. 

About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and offers high-speed Ka-band satellite broadband services under the WildBlue brand. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.  Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; contractual problems; product defects; manufacturing issues or delays; regulatory issues; technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; increased competition; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. 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.

Yonder is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.



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