Before trying to compete with 5G, try outperforming 4G first

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Surprised he said residential is one of their three main markets. I would have thought Military, Airlines and businesses. 100Mbps????  Sorry, Viasat, you have to be kidding.
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"Blowin' smoke" and we KNOW what they must be smokin'!
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It is a 3 prong revenue stream, but the revenue from residential is minuscule compared to military and commercial airlines.

Military contracts are always going to be the most lucrative for any business.
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What I fail to get about the military services....what the heck does the US government need with such service after the 30billion we spent on military com sats. One just went the other day...the 10th one!
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Residential was the third of the three so that gives you an idea of its priority. Much more money to be made from military and airlines. If the LEO consortium succeeds in getting their constellation in orbit, Viasat is toast.
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What I fail to get about the military services....what the heck does the US government need with such service after the 30billion we spent on military com sats.

It's not really about the satellite services per se (those that you and I are familiar with as residential subscribers). It's more about the hardware, equipment, SATCOM networking, ground infrastructure/support, technologies and the like using any satellites not just Viasat's. Viasat was in that market long before it had its own satellites going back to 1986 and will continue to be. The military, government, and commercial airlines require global coverage - once the Viasat-3 constellation is online, Viasat will better positioned to provide them with actual satellite services.

https://www.viasat.com/systems-products/government-military-satcom

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But Pentagon wants redundancy...equipment that can use any satellite.

February 4, 2019 - Story updated Feb. 7 with statement from Hughes Defense

The Pentagon is looking to make its communications systems more resilient against interference or hostile jamming. One way to do that is to allow users of satellite communications to roam across commercial and military network

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Thanks Cap'n Obvious - what part of "using any satellites not just Viasat's" did you fail to grasp? Still skimming?  Or do you think the Marine Expeditionary Forces are only going to deploy where Viasat has coverage? Having worked in DoD mission assurance, rest assured redundancy is not a new concept.

I miss the old forum.
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So do I!
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Viasat's worse nightmare here

Yes, "redundancy is not a new concept," but having options to choose from in the satellite ballpark means those with prima donna thoughts should think twice about pricing schemes with competition.
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Look, squirrel!
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Do a search on everything that was said about Viasat-2 over a year ago...


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mult...


Hindsight being 20/20, probably wouldn't say Viasat was installed on the 737MAX, being that nobody in the world wants to fly that plane right now.


And those new "unlimited" test plans. That didn't work so well either. Those would be the 150GB plans that Viasat desperately wants to eliminate now.

Let's hope Viasat-3 works as intended!

New technology. Always a challenge!
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