Viasat is a publicly traded global communications company based in California in the United States. Its high-speed satellite internet service and secure communications devices and services have fueled its growth over the past two decades. With clients in the private and public sectors, Viasat provides communication solutions to residences, businesses, airlines, enterprises, and government and military partners.

Viasat Offices and Orbit

Viasat has operated in communications for over 30 years. It employs nearly 6,000 people in over 40 offices across the U.S. and around the world. Viasat offices are located in Australia, India, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and many other locations. In 2020, Glassdoor listed Viasat as one of its “Best Places to Work.” With presence not only on land but in space through its network of satellites, Viasat announced in 2021 that it would join the Paris Peace Forum’s “Net Zero Space” initiative aimed at reducing problematic space debris.

Viasat Fiscal Scope

In both the first and second quarters of the 2022 fiscal year, Viasat earned record revenue. Viasat’s revenues for the 2021 fiscal year topped $2 billion. It was announced in November 2021 that Viasat would acquire Inmarsat, a provider of satellite communications services, for approximately $7.3 billion.

Viasat Communications Impact

Viasat’s impact in providing fast, secure communications and high-speed satellite internet access is present in multiple layers of infrastructure. The new ViaSat-3 global satellite constellation will cover nearly the entire globe with broadband access. The first of these three satellites is expected to launch in the first half of 2022. Alongside residential and remote internet service, Viasat continues to expand services and products for government and military clients, especially related to cybersecurity and encryption.

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