Viasat Continues Growth in Europe with Dublin Office Expansion
Viasat has opened its new expanded office in Dublin, Ireland, which is expected to house up to 250 team members focused on developing next-generation software and technology for the company’s target broadband markets. Viasat currently has nearly 100 team members located in Dublin primarily developing software solutions for the commercial aviation industry.
The company expects to more than double its headcount in Dublin over the next few years, and extend development beyond connected aircraft software to include broader software and mobile application support for international maritime customers, European residential broadband and Wi-Fi markets, government systems as well as support for its high capacity satellite platform, ViaSat 3.
“We are expanding in Dublin as part of our overall objective to strengthen our regional service capabilities, in order to enhance our collaboration with customers and partners throughout Europe, and further build software and technology expertise in the region,” said Rick Baldridge. “We believe the strong talent base located in Ireland will greatly expand our technical and business presence in Europe, and enable us to rapidly respond to new global broadband opportunities across a number of industry sectors.”
Over the past few years, Viasat has formed a number of strategic partnerships as well as developed new technologies for the European satellite broadband and space industries. In March, it announced the development of a new phased array Flat Panel Antenna (FPA) at its office in Lausanne, Switzerland. The company also opened an Amsterdam, Netherlands office as a Research and Development (R&D) center dedicated to the development of Satellite Access Node (SAN) subsystems, embedded cloud-based software and ground segment infrastructure for ViaSat 3.