Frost & Sullivan Market Research Identifies Viasat as North American Ka-band Technology Leader

Company receives Best Practices Award for commitment to Ka-band innovation

Carlsbad, Calif. – March 18, 2014 – Based on the findings of its Best Practices research, Frost & Sullivan has presented the 2013 North American Technology Leadership Award in the satellite Ka-Band market to Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT).

The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices.

“Satellite has an opportunity to play a much more prominent role in meeting people’s expectations for communications service speed and performance if we continue to improve the economics and value of our technology,” said Mark Dankberg, Viasat chairman and CEO. “It is very gratifying to see Frost & Sullivan giving this public recognition to the hard work and dedication our employees have put into this ongoing development.”

For the Technology Leadership Award, the following criteria were used to benchmark Viasat performance against key competitors:

  • Development of new technologies
  • Leverage of new technologies
  • R&D spending as a % of revenues
  • Brand perception
  • Customer value

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