Sunday, June 1, 2014

ViaSat Readies L-band Managed Service for M2M

ViaSat is launching a new worldwide, L-band network service for the machine to machine (M2M) market.

The ViaSat L-band Managed Service will introduce an innovative new waveform optimized for M2M that leverages ViaSat's extensive experience in serving U.S. government customers with highly secure, reliable, and rugged satellite-based global services.

ViaSat said its new service will operate over the highest performance L-band satellites using new technology to manage the satellite bandwidth more efficiently and support a number of performance differentiators.  The company is targeting M2M applications for the energy, utilities, logistics, and enterprise sectors.

"The agreements we've just completed with LightSquared and Thuraya signal the launch of our worldwide MSS services," said Phil Berry, VP MSS at ViaSat. "In the same way that we transformed satellite broadband, we're bringing innovation to this market with a focus on constantly improving system economics while enabling an order of magnitude performance improvement over comparable M2M legacy systems. We are developing a range of fixed and mobile devices to deliver the service for a variety of applications."