Viasat Showcases London Office and Its Focus on Innovation and Scaling Execution


LONDON., United Kingdom., April, 11, 2024 – Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global leader in satellite communications, today officially opened its highly advanced International Business Headquarters in London.  As part of Viasat’s focus to streamline operations and drive synergies to better serve its global mobility and government customer base, the company has reached another important integration milestone with today’s announcement.

Viasat acquired UK-based Inmarsat last year and the London office will be the home for the company’s integrated teams with a strong focus on technology innovation and scaling execution to support its UK and global customers across maritime, aviation and government.  The office is also the home to Viasat’s UK Network Operations Centre and Satellite Control Centre, which will provide satellite, network, and cybersecurity capabilities to customers in the UK and around the world.

The company hosted a gathering of dignitaries, customers and partners to showcase its Innovation Centre of Excellence, which will see Viasat collaborating with partners on technologies to drive the deployment of IoT solutions and direct-to-device services.

Minister for Space, Andrew Griffith said: “Viasat locating here in the UK is a testament to our country’s growing reputation as a global space hub where innovation can thrive and businesses flourish.”

“As satellite communications become increasingly central to our modern world, Viasat's new Centre will play a pivotal role in expanding connectivity, whilst also providing high quality careers and economic growth.”

Jason Smith, President of Global Operations at Viasat and leader of the London office, said: “The official opening of our International Business Headquarters is an important moment for the company and underlines our commitment to the UK.

“Innovation and scalable execution is key to driving growth in the satellite communications industry and this is one of our core missions.  The Innovation Lab we are exhibiting today demonstrates what this commitment means in practical terms.  It fosters a partnership ecosystem environment where Viasat can collaborate on technology innovation to drive market discovery and commercial opportunities in areas such as IoT direct-to-device.”

Direct-to-device satellite connectivity can provide consumers with reliable and affordable voice, text, and data capabilities as they move seamlessly between terrestrial and satellite infrastructure. 

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About Viasat

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. With offices in 24 countries around the world, our mission shapes how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate and connect. Viasat is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, reliable, secure, affordable, fast connections to positively impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea, while building a sustainable future in space. In May 2023, Viasat completed its acquisition of Inmarsat, combining the teams, technologies and resources of the two companies to create a new global communications partner. Learn more at, the Viasat News Room or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements 

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to the features and benefits of the UK Centre of Excellence, including developments related to 5G, direct-to-device connectivity and optical communications. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the ViaSat-3 class satellites and any future satellite we may construct or acquire; our ability to successfully implement our business plan for our broadband services on our anticipated timeline or at all; risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of satellites, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; our ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; and changes in the global business environment and economic conditions. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in our SEC filings available at, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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