ViaSat establishes Melbourne APAC HQ

The global broadband services and technology company opened its new Asia-Pacific (APAC) headquarters in Melbourne on Monday.

The office was opened today by ViaSat's Peter Girvan, vice president, APAC, with distinguished guests in attendance, including Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis, and representatives from key regional customers and partners.

Establishing Melbourne as the location of its APAC headquarters will enable the company to further build on commitments made to existing customers as well as expand its services and support efforts in the region, according to Girvan.


ViaSat-3 is poised to deliver more than 1 Tbps of total network capacity to the region


The office will also serve as the base for many of ViaSat's regional innovations, including its next-generation ultra-high capacity satellite platform known as ViaSat-3. The platform is poised to deliver more than 1-Terabit per second (Tbps) of total network capacity to the region, which could power 100 megabit-per-second internet service to homes and high definition, video-streaming Wi-Fi on commercial and government aircraft.

“Increased interest and adoption for our satellite-based residential broadband services, technologies and consumer mobility applications coupled with high demand for our military communications solutions have enabled ViaSat to consistently grow its Asia-Pacific customer base,” Girvan said. “This acceleration continues to call for more unique, innovative and effective communications solutions to meet consumer, enterprise, government and military interests.

Girvan added the new location will enable the company to strengthen regional services and support footprint as well as increase collaboration efforts with its customer engineering teams.

“ViaSat now has three offices in Australia and expects to continue its growth over the next two years, bringing new team members onboard across engineering, sales, marketing and operations disciplines.”

ViaSat has been closely involved in Joint Project 2008, the large multiphase project to deploy an integrated wideband SATCOM system for the ADF. Northrop Grumman will provide a network management capability aligned with and functionally similar to the one developed for the US that successfully manages and monitors the WGS system. ViaSat will incorporate its dual-band satellite terminal with Optus providing its extensive Australian operating experience.

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