Viasat, a global communications company, announced Ka-band In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) coverage expansion for its Business Aviation services across Brazil, the world's third-largest Business Aviation market.
"Viasat will use capacity from Brazilian state-owned telecommunications services provider Telebras to expand its Ka-band IFC coverage for business jets in Brazil," said a statement from the company.
The satellite operator said Tuesday that the extra capacity would come from Telebras’ SGDC-1 (Geostationary Satellite for Defense and Strategic Communications), its Ka-band partner satellite.
With the expansion, Viasat said it can now provide service to more than 90% of Brazilian business aviation flight paths.
"Business aircraft operating in the country will be able to access Viasat's advanced connectivity from takeoff to touchdown—at speeds typically greater than 20 Mbps—enabling passengers to do the same connected activities in the air as they do on the ground, including video, music and TV streaming, video calls, VPN and more," said the press release.
Additionally, Viasat Business Aviation will soon provide expanded coverage and capacity across parts of Europe and the Middle East on the Avanti Communication Group's HYLAS-4 and HYLAS-2 satellites.