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Viasat, Visiontec Bring Satellite Internet to Brazil

By | June 3, 2019
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Aerial view of the Amazon river and rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Viasat and Visiontec, a Brazilian-based satellite products distribution company, partnered to bring high-speed satellite internet to Brazil. Through this relationship, Visiontec serves as Viasat’s fulfillment partner, and is currently installing Viasat’s satellite broadband equipment in remote schools, hospitals, and government facilities with future sales and installations planned for residential, commercial and community Wi-Fi hotspot applications.

Visiontec’s current installations have connected over 5,000 remote schools and 1 million students. Viasat is providing the ground network and infrastructure to power the Telebras-owned and controlled SGDC-1 satellite, that aims to eventually bring affordable, scalable broadband services to communities where internet service has historically been unavailable in Brazil.

“We see our new partnership with Viasat as a tremendous opportunity to deliver high-quality broadband internet to the people of Brazil,” said Antonio Carlos de Moraes, Business Director, Visiontec. “Our deep expertise in satellite internet installation services coupled with our distribution network made us an ideal partner for Viasat, as they bring wide-scale broadband internet services to even the hardest-to-reach locations in the country.”