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Viasat extends its Ka-band coverage across Brazil
The Viasat Ka-band in flight connectivity will run at speeds typically greater than 20 mbps from takeoff to touchdown, therefore allowing passengers to do the same in the air as they would on the ground.

Viasat has announced a Ka-band in flight connectivity coverage expansion for its business aviation services across Brazil. It continues to expand its coverage areas to business jet operators.

In Brazil, Viasat's in flight connectivity system will leverage capacity on the its Ka-band partner satellite, SGDC-1 (geostationary satellite for defense and strategic communications), owned by Brazilian state owned telecommunications services provider Telebras. Business aircraft operating in the country will be able to access Viasat's advanced connectivity from takeoff to touchdown at speeds typically greater than 20 mbps, enabling passengers to do the same connected activities in the air as they do on the ground including video, music and TV streaming, video calls and VPN.

Its business aviation will soon be able to provide expanded coverage and capacity across parts of Europe and the Middle East on the Avanti Communication Group's HYLAS-4 and HYLAS-2 satellites.

"We're excited to bring additional coverage for our advanced in-flight connectivity solution to the business aviation markets in Brazil and, in the near future, Europe and the Middle East," says Claudio D'Amico, business area director, business aviation. "This coverage expansion will enable us to extend connectivity for existing operators, pursue new business in these important regions and further establish Viasat's market presence globally."

Viasat expects to augment coverage and capacity in these regions in the future with its Viasat-3 satellite constellation.

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