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ViaSat To Provide Communications For All African Games

By | September 30, 2003

      ViaSat [Nasdaq: VSAT] has won a $4.65 million contract to supply its LINKWAY multi-protocol broadband VSATs to provide communications and video back- haul services for the All African Games to be held Oct. 4-18 in Nigeria.

      The contract calls for ViaSat’s satellite network to offer digital communications among four Nigerian cities and a hub in the country’s capital of Abuja. ViaSat also will integrate Scientific-Atlanta [NYSE: SFA] PowerVU video content distribution products into the network to uplink video from athletic venues to the hub, then re-broadcast the video throughout Africa.

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