Viasat: Inmarsat L-band spectrum shows promise for commercial and military direct-to-device markets – yes, from GEO orbit

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite broadband service and hardware provider Viasat Inc. said its first Viasat-3 terabit-per-second-throughput satellite, launched April 30, should be in service by August, and that Viasat's purchase of mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat is likely to close within a month.

Both events — the deployment of the Viasat-3 Americas satellite and the closing of the Inmarsat acquisition, which when announced was valued at $7.3 billion — have taken much longer than expected.

The delays have added cost to the . . .

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