Viasat and Visiontec, a Brazilian-based satellite products distribution company, have partnered to provide fast, reliable internet service to residential homes across Brazil, Viasat announced on Tuesday.
“By broadening our relationship with Viasat, we can help more Brazilians get access to a premium internet service that will offer greater capabilities for people to be productive and entertained online. We see this expanded partnership as a win for everyone,” said Antonio Carlos de Moraes, business development director, Visiontec.
The partnership will enable Viasat to integrate its services in its residential service go-to-market strategy from assisting in sales engagements to providing quick in-home installations and on-site technical support.
Under the joint venture, Viasat’s local field services teams will train Visiontec’s vast network of distributors, dealers and installers to quickly meet the demand for high-speed residential internet service in the country.
Bruno Soares Henriques, Viasat’s Brazil commercial director commented, “We have partnered with Visiontec, to help us better understand the market’s needs. We look forward to officially launching high-speed, high-quality residential internet service shortly—and delivering a premium internet service even to the hardest-to-reach locations.”
Upon completion of the launch rollout, Viasat will be able to reach 100 percent of the Brazilian continental territory, through Visiontec’s in-market sales, fulfillment and technical support expertise.
The partnership was first announced in June 2019. Since then, Visiontec has successfully installed Viasat’s satellite broadband equipment in over 11,000 fully operational sites across Brazil, including at remote schools, hospitals and government facilities. Viasat’s ground network and infrastructure has used bandwidth from the Telebras SGDC-1 satellite to deliver satellite internet services.
“Viasat’s advanced technology and service capabilities will help Brazilians, located coast-to-coast, join the digital ecosystem—which is critically important in today’s world,” concluded De Moraes.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea.