Viasat the global communications company and Denmark´s Cobham Satcom, a provider of radio and satellite communications solutions to the maritime and land segments, announced a strategic collaboration on a new, advanced satellite connectivity solution for the maritime and energy industries.
The announcement was made in preparation for the launch of Viasat’s next generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3.
As Cobham Satcom said in a release, the connectivity system, which will include a portfolio of groundbreaking antenna systems from the Cobham Satcom, is designed to deliver advanced, high-speed connectivity that will leverage the immense satellite capacity expected from the ViaSat-3 constellation.
As it is mentioned, each of the three ViaSat-3 satellites is anticipated to deliver at least 1 Terabit of data per second (1Tbps) — equal to 1,000 Gigabits per second, which will provide flexibility to offer even faster Internet speeds and manage increasingly data-hungry applications.
In addition, the collaboration will include the introduction of the industry first upgrade kit, which will allow conversion of existing Ku and other Ka band services to Viasat services.
Source: Cobham Satcom