ABI Research Coverage of ViaSat, Inc.

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ViaSat, Inc. Overview

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In 2023, Viasat completed its acquisition of Inmarsat, combining both companies’ fleets and services. The company has a fleet of 19 GEO satellites in service, consisting of 5 Viasat satellites, Viasat-1, Viasat-3, KA-SAT, WildeBlue-1, and Anik-F2, and 14 Inmarsat satellites, L-band ELERA satellites, Ka-band GX satellites, and the S-band satellite (I-S EAN). The company has 10 additional satellites under construction and has more than 2,500 patents. The company’s combined portfolio is one of the most diverse on the market, offering fixed and mobile services across commercial, enterprise, government, maritime, and aviation markets.

ViaSat, Inc. Awards & Publications

Viasat was named the top implementer in the Satellite Broadband Connectivity Providers competitive ranking. The company has gained substantial footing in the IFC market, providing services to United Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, and others. The ViaSat-3 Americas satellite also launched in May 2023, which would allow the company to overcome existing capacity crunches and increase users across each operating segment. Alongside this, Viasat's recent merger with Inmarsat brings Inmarsat’s 15 L-band, Ka-band, and S-band GEO satellites, and a robust existing customer base into its portfolio.

Viasat was named the overall leader in the Satellite Broadband Connectivity Providers competitive ranking, thanks to being the top player in the aviation and maritime segments. The company not only has the highest overall revenue and total market share, but its global presence and portfolio of networks provide a highly interconnected service across various market segments. Moreover, Viasat has ambitious and innovative initiatives that will allow the company to remain on the cutting edge of satellite connectivity.

Viasatl, a Top Innovator among Satellite Broadband Connectivity Providers, acquired Inmarsat to become a strong contender in the SatCom space. Inmarsat has been focused on innovating and transforming its network, chiefly through new satellites in Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) and LEO, and new satellites in GEO. The upcoming Viasat-3 series is equipped with electronically steered phased array antennas that will have the capability to deliver 2,000 spot beams and a total throughput capacity of 1 Terabits per Second (Tbps) per satellite.

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