Ka-Band Speed Limits for IFC Services Expunged by Viasat

Satnews l July 8, 2020

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[Excerpt] Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has removed internet speed limits delivered to the aircraft across all of its business aviation Ka-band service plans.

Additionally, the company has doubled its minimum committed internet speed to the aircraft for the same Ka-band service plans. This is an industry-first and unleashes an entirely new, premium, in-flight connectivity (IFC) experience for the company’s Ka-band business jet customers. A recent report by Euroconsult, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity, 2019, found that the growing demand for applications including video-conferencing and high-definition video streaming, which are expected to drive IFC terminal demand, require faster high-speed connectivity.