Viasat signs ‘strategic MoU’ on aero-connectivity with Russia’s TMC and Gazprom Space Systems

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite broadband hardware and service provider Viasat Inc. signed an agreement with a Russian telco and a Russian satellite operator to provide in-flight-connectivity (IFC) in Russian airspace — a key piece of the puzzle for any IFC provider aiming for global reach.

Viasat described the announcement with Russia’s Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), which operates the Yamal-601 C- and Ka-band satellite from 49 degrees east; and with teleco TMC LLC as a “strategic MoU.”

The agreement is designed to . . .

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