ViaSat Opens New Asia-Pacific Headquarters in Melbourne
28-Aug-2017 Company Expands its Local APAC Services and Support Efforts; Builds on Its Commitment to Existing Relationships
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.
Minister Dalidakis commented, "We are delighted that ViaSat has chosen Melbourne as the home for the company's Asia Pacific headquarters, here in Australia's digital technology capital. ViaSat is a leading global communications infrastructure and services innovator and we are proud to have this growing company as part of our tech ecosystem."
The new office is a signal of growth. It represents the extraordinary need for new technologies and services across data communications, for which ViaSat is extremely proud to deliver. Establishing Melbourne as the location of its APAC headquarters will enable the Company to further build on commitments made to existing customers, including nbn™ and Qantas, as well as expand its services and support efforts in the region.
The office will also serve as the base for many of ViaSat's high-profile regional innovations, including its next-generation ultra-high capacity satellite platform known as ViaSat-3. ViaSat-3 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. Today, ViaSat is recognized as a global leader in broadband communications bringing high-speed, high-quality internet to millions of users in hard-to-reach places, such as commercial
aircraft, business jets, government aircraft, maritime vessels and rural communities.
"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," said
Peter Girvan. "This acceleration continues to call for more unique, innovative and effective communications solutions to meet consumer, enterprise, government and military interests. By bringing our new Asia-Pacific headquarters to Melbourne, we can strengthen our regional services and support footprint as well as increase our collaboration efforts with our customer
engineering teams - which we believe will position ViaSat for long-term success."
Over the past few years, ViaSat has made a commitment to the APAC region - opening offices in India, and growing its presence within Australia, with three offices in the country - with teams in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Over the next two years, the Company expects to grow significantly, bringing new team members onboard across engineering, sales, marketing and operations disciplines.