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CapRock, ViaSat Create Global Oil/Gas VSAT Networks Partnership

By | April 12, 2004

      Houston-based CapRock Communications and Carlsbad, Calif.-based ViaSat [VSAT] formed a global VSAT (very small aperture terminal) alliance to serve the oil and gas industry.

      The agreement calls for CapRock to serve as the exclusive oil and gas industry partner for ViaSat’s VSAT Networks division. The alliance is aimed at letting ViaSat leverage CapRock’s global network and industry relationships.

      The partnership would enable CapRock to focus on its core competency of delivering advanced satellite communications service to the harshest and most remote locations in the world, CapRock officials said. ViaSat would supply and support communications equipment for CapRock’s customers around the globe.

      CapRock has grown its network coverage during the past year in regions that include Africa, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and South America. The relationship between ViaSat and CapRock offers both companies an “excellent opportunity” to expand service to the oil and gas industry, said Chris Leber, vice president and general manager of ViaSat’s VSAT networks.

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