[Via Satellite 3-17-2015] ViaSat and Boeing are teaming together to offer the ViaSat Flexible Broadband System. The Flexible Broadband System is designed to provide the satellite bandwidth economics in a more affordable package, tailored to regional operators.
This system enables service providers to start with a smaller investment, focus capacity to match the bandwidth demand in their markets, and scale their infrastructure as expansion is needed. The Flexible Broadband System is based on the ViaSat High-Capacity Satellite System, the same flexible networking system developed for the ViaSat 2 satellite scheduled to launch next year. ViaSat and Boeing are also adapting a ViaSat 2 based payload to the Boeing 702SP (small platform) satellite bus to provide affordable and flexible satellite broadband anywhere in the world.
“The advantage of using geostationary satellites to spread broadband availability worldwide is the ability to focus capacity to where it is needed, rather than blanket the entire globe with a thin layer of capacity regardless of population density or demand,” said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and CEO.
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