Profile: ViaSat Inc (VSAT.O)
21 Feb 2017
ViaSat, Inc., incorporated on October 25, 1996, is engaged in broadband technologies and services. The Company operates through three segments: satellite services, commercial networks and government systems. The Company's end-to-end platform of Ka-band satellites, ground infrastructure and user terminals enables it to provide broadband solutions to enterprises, consumers and government users around the globe.
The Company's satellite services segment provides satellite-based broadband services to consumers, enterprises, commercial airlines and mobile broadband customers primarily in the United States. Its Exede broadband services offer broadband Internet access across the contiguous United States. It also offers similar services for a number of commercial and business aircraft both in the United States and abroad. The Company's satellite services business also provides a platform for the provision of network management services to domestic and international satellite service providers. Its satellite services business uses its technology platform to provide broadband services with multiple applications.
The primary services offered by the Company's satellite services segment comprise Fixed Broadband Services, In-Flight Broadband Services, Mobile Broadband Services and Enterprise Broadband Services. The Company offers satellite-based broadband Internet services under the Exede and WildBlue brands to consumers and businesses primarily in the United States. Its broadband offerings provide users with broadband Internet access and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. It also offers wholesale and retail broadband services to its national and regional distribution partners, including direct-to-home satellite video providers, retail service providers and communications companies.
The Company's in-flight broadband services (including its Exede in the Air service) provide in-flight Internet and broadband connectivity services to commercial airlines and business jets. Its Yonder mobile broadband services provide global network management and Internet connectivity services for customers using airborne, maritime and ground-mobile satellite systems. It offers a range of other broadband services to enterprises, including business connectivity, live on-line event streaming, oil and natural gas data gathering services and high-definition satellite news gathering.
The Company's commercial networks segment develops and produces a range of end-to-end satellite and wireless communication systems, ground networking equipment and space-to-earth connectivity systems. The Company designs and builds customized fixed and mobile satellite communication systems capable of serving a range of markets and applications. In addition, it offers an array of ground networking equipment and products, including customer premise equipment (CPE), satellite modems, antenna technologies, earth stations and satellite networking hubs. Its communication systems, ground networking equipment and products include Fixed Satellite Networks, Mobile Broadband Satellite Communication Systems, Antenna Systems and Satellite Networking Development.
The Company is an end-to-end network technology supplier for the fixed satellite consumer and enterprise markets. The Company's SurfBeam network systems and modems enable satellite broadband access for residential or home office customers. It also offers related products and services to enterprise customers to address bandwidth constraints, latency and other issues, such as its AcceleNet wide area network (WAN) optimization product, which enables enterprise customers to optimize cloud computing services and other applications delivered over WANs. Its mobile satellite communication systems and related products provide broadband access while on the move through small transceivers, and are designed for use in aircraft, high-speed trains and seagoing vessels. It develops, designs, produces, tests and installs ground terminals and antennas for terrestrial and satellite applications, specializing in earth imaging, remote sensing, mobile satellite communication, Ka-band earth stations and other multi-band antennas. Through its Comsat Labs division, it offers design and technology services covering all aspects of satellite communication system architecture and technology, including the analysis, design, and specification of satellites and ground systems, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design and production, and WAN compression for enterprise networks.
The Company's government systems segment develops and produces network-centric Internet Protocol (IP)-based fixed and mobile secure government communications systems, products, services and solutions, which are designed to enable the collection and dissemination of real-time digital information between command centers, communications nodes and air defense systems. Customers of its government systems segment include the United States Department of Defense (DoD), allied foreign governments, domestic and allied armed forces, public safety first-responders and remote government employees. The products and services of its government systems segment include Government Mobile Broadband, Government Satellite Communication Systems, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, and Tactical Data Links.
The Company's government mobile broadband products and services provide military and government users with real-time broadband and multimedia connectivity in various regions of the world. The Company's government mobile broadband products include mobile broadband modems, terminals, network access control systems and antenna systems using a range of satellite frequency bands capable of being installed and operated on a range of fixed wing, rotary wing, manned and unmanned aircraft. The Company's government satellite communication systems offer an array of portable, mobile and fixed broadband modems, terminals, network access control systems and antenna systems using a range of satellite frequency bands for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Command and Control (C2) missions, satellite networking services, network management systems for wireless-fidelity (Wi-Fi) and other Internet access networks, and global mobile broadband capability with satellite technologies.
The Company's cybersecurity and information assurance products and services provide IP-based Type 1 encryption solutions that enable military and government users to communicate information over networks, and that secure data stored on computers and storage devices. The Company develops and produces tactical radio and information distribution systems that enable real-time collection and dissemination of video and data using secure, jam-resistant transmission links from manned aircraft, ground mobile vehicles and other remote platforms to networked communication and command centers. The products in this category include its Battlefield Awareness and Targeting System-Dismounted (BATS-D) handheld link radios, as well as its Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) terminals for military fighter jets and their successor, MIDS Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS) terminals, disposable weapon data links and other portable small tactical terminals.
The Company competes with Google, Global Eagle, Gogo, ASC Signal, Astrium, Comtech, General Dynamics, Gilat, EchoStar, iDirect Technologies, L-3 Communications, Newtec, Panasonic, Space Systems/Loral, Thales, Zodiac Data Systems, BAE Systems, Harris, Inmarsat and Rockwell Collins.
6155 El Camino Real
CARLSBAD CA 92009
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Viasat posts Q3 adj profit of $0.29/share
- BRIEF-Viasat Q3 revenue $1.1 billion
- BRIEF-Eutelsat to buy a Viasat satellite, eyes higher sales at some key units
- BRIEF-Viasat announces proposed public offering of common stock
- BRIEF-Viasat acquires Arconics for added aircraft operations capabilities