Viasat: Airline connectivity driving service growth; we can lease low-latency capability & not own it

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — Viasat Inc. reaffirmed its belief that deploying high-capacity geostationary-orbit broadband satellites is a winning strategy, but that  leasing bandwidth from a terrestrial wireless or a non-geostationary-orbit satellite fleet to provide low-latency service to selected customers is also part of its plan.

“We can mix in lower-latency options, whether those be satellite or terrestrial options try to hit the sweetest spot for each of those vertical markets in the geographical areas we are trying to serve,” Viasat Chief Executive Mark D. Dankberg said . . .

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