ViaSat sets February ViaSat-2 satellite debut, details flat-panel R&D work in Europe

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite broadband services and hardware provider ViaSat Inc. reported continued declines in consumer broadband subscribers for the three months, but also an increase in per-subscriber revenue and airline connectivity that minimized the effect.

ViaSat said its subscriber count likely would drop further before increasing after the ViaSat-2 satellite enters service in February.

ViaSat-2 was launched in June and since then has been making its way to geostationary orbit. It is expected to start commercial service in February and to relieve the bandwidth bottleneck that ViaSat . . .

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