Launch of the new VIASAT-2 Internet satellite


On 1 June 2017, the new ViaSat-2 satellite was launched from French Guiana. By the end of 2017, this satellite will offer 25 Mbps ↓ and 5 Mbps ↑ to residential customers and also to self-deployable commercial antennas sold by NJ Albert Telecommunications.

These new speeds will allow subscribers to watch unprecedented video presentations and quality teleconferences.

In a previous communication, Xplornet acquired the Canadian capability on the ViaSat-2 satellite to serve customers waiting for an Internet connection in remote areas.

As the world’s largest communication satellite, ViaSat-2 will deliver a total network capacity of 300 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and significantly improve broadband speeds and provide seven times coverage of its predecessor ViaSat-1.

This satellite system will show the world that satellite is not a service of last resort, but a strong terrestrial broadband service alternative.

Watch this video of the VIASAT-2 launch.