Viasat Expands Channel Program In Mexico, Puerto Rico and VI

We told you about Viasat’s impressive broadband solution a few months back after our exclusive interview with Cody Catalena, VP & GM of Global Business Solutions Business.

The company’s latest news is their business internet service will now be offered in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While Viasat business internet service has been available in these regions since early 2019, this expansion enables key telecom master agents in the channel to increase sales opportunities by competitively selling Viasat’s high-speed, high-quality business internet—as either a primary or secondary connectivity service—in these new target regions.

Cody Catalena, VP & GM of Global Business Solutions Business

As Viasat expands into new territories, it enables its channel partners to better support multi-site businesses whose operations span borders. These partners are now able to offer their business customers a more comprehensive solution with satellite-based high-speed internet they know can reach virtually any customer location to support their sales and businesses operations. Specific to Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Viasat will offer a variety of high-speed unlimited and metered data internet plans.

“For years, the telecom channel has asked us about the opportunity to sell Viasat’s high-speed satellite internet service beyond the continental U.S.,” said Cody. “Today, we’re proud to respond to their interests, and offer them new territories within our ViaSat-2 satellite footprint. Master Agents will now be able to offer assured, reliable, high-speed broadband communications to businesses, with plans that offer better speeds and capacity than many traditional satellite providers.”

In addition to being used as a primary internet connection, the Viasat business internet service can be deployed as a diverse, resilient secondary internet connection for business continuity implementations. Viasat’s business internet service can help businesses reliably deploy essential business applications such as cloud-based collaboration, VoIP, email, point of sale transactions, high-speed file transfer solutions, streaming video, IoT applications and more.

This expanded reach into the new markets is made possible by the ViaSat-2 satellite system we told you about in the above-linked article. The company is vertically-integrated, which allows them to provide higher speeds and reliability.

We think having a high-bandwidth satellite solution is fantastic for master agents, the channel and MSPs looking to provide connectivity in remote locations. This service could be very helpful for channel partners looking to sell SD-WAN.

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