ViaSat Inc. has appointed Satcom Direct as a value-added reseller and customer support liaison for its new Yonder Mobile Broadband Service, offering data and voice communication services for corporate, business, and military aircraft.
The Yonder Mobile Broadband Service uses patented ViaSat ArcLight mobile satellite technology, which enables use of a 12-inch, lightweight antenna, offering aircraft data download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and uploads of up to 512 kbps. Passengers can send and receive broadband data, connect to a virtual private network, and access video programming using portable devices or onboard TVs.
ViaSat enables service over North America, the North Pacific, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic, Europe, and the Persian Gulf. The network is continuing to expand through the cooperation of ViaSat and maritime service-provider KVH Industries, with the goal of providing worldwide coverage by early 2010, according to company officials.