ViaSat Inc is adding two premium classes of Yonder high-speed internet service for business aviation. The new services – Yonder Premium and Yonder VIP – will provide higher data rates, compared to current Yonder service, new quality of service assurances and enhanced network operations and field engineering customer support. These higher levels of service, along with the rollout of a 60% increase in capacity for the worldwide network, will provide an improved customer experience for high bandwidth consuming applications such as multimedia streaming and video teleconferencing.
Beginning in the summer of 2013, aircraft operators will be able to select from three distinct airborne internet service levels offered through monthly subscriptions designed for predictable flight department budgeting.
“After years of experience in providing satellite service to general aviation and government aircraft, we recognise the need to expand our services. We’re keeping pace with the proliferation of always-connected devices now making their way on board,” says Paul Baca, Vice-President and General Manager of ViaSat Global Mobile Broadband. “These new Yonder services are one example of our commitment to giving customers the flexibility to choose systems and services that fit a variety of customer communication profiles.”
Yonder VIP service is enabled by expanded ViaSat business aviation terminal options, including the VMT-1524 shipset for transport-category aircraft. The VMT-1524 uses a fuselage mounted antenna that can deliver higher speed data to the aircraft. Yonder and Yonder Premium services are delivered through the VMT-1500 shipset already installed on over 200 large cabin business aircraft, as well as government and military aircraft operating around the globe.