Viasat expands satellite-based residential internet services in Brazil

Viasat expands satellite-based residential internet services in Brazil

The share of Brazilians who have access to the internet rose from 67 percent of the population in 2018 to 76 percent in 2020, having 141 million internet users, according Statista. ”By 2025, the number of users on the Web is expected to reach 158 million.”

Viasat has announced the expansion of its reliable, high-quality residential internet service to 14 additional states in Brazil, after it launched its Brazil residential service in seven states and the Federal District.

Viasat holds a leading position in the satellite and wireless communications market. The company continues to make progress on its ViaSat-3 global constellation amid productivity challenges posed by COVID-19.

Therefore, Brazilian residents across all five regions of the country can subscribe to Viasat’s satellite internet service with speeds up to 20 Megabits per second and data-rich packages that offer up to 80 Gigabytes of data per month.

This step is important given the remoteness of many communities, satellite communications have retained an important role in the country.

Furthermore, Viasat offers services to more than 93% of the country’s population across 21 states and the Federal District. It also expects to be the only satellite internet service provider (ISP) capable of making high-speed internet available across 100% of the country, upon completion of the residential launch rollout.

“The expansion of Viasat’s residential service means that more Brazilians now have access to reliable, high-speed satellite-based internet service, even in the hardest-to-reach locations,” said Bruno Soares Henriques, Commercial Director, Viasat Brazil.

São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas and the Federal District, are the states where Viasat’s residential internet service was initially launched in July. The service is expanding to 14 additional states including Santa Catarina, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Ceará, Alagoas, Sergipe, Maranhão, Pará, Rondônia, Amapá, and Acre.

“From our initial launch, we have seen tremendous demand for high-quality internet service in states including São Paulo and Amazonas,” Henriques said. “Bringing our connectivity to 14 additional states provides us with an opportunity to help connect even more people in unserved or underserved areas. Our expanding in-country service offerings demonstrate our commitment to Brazil.”

Viasat is working with Visiontec to provide in-market sales, fulfillment, and technical support expertise for the residential internet service, as well as onboarding and training dealers through an online program to help keep all representatives safe.