ViaSat Links With Eutelsat On Ka-Band Satellites

Carlsbad-based satellite communications company ViaSat has linked up with French satellite company Eutelsat Communications, where the two will link their high capacity, Ka-Band satellite networks, the two said today. According to the two, the agreement will allow service access on roaming on each other's high capacity satellite networks (KA-SAT and ViaSat-1). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies said the deal will allow their customers wider access in an area spanning North America, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin. The two said that, in addition to providing fast, in-flight Wi-Fi across the Atlantic, the coverage will help customers in the area of maritime, emergency relief, oil and gas operations and the government.