World Record Title for Highest Capacity Satellite
The ViaSat-1 satellite that powers Exede® Internet service has earned a world record title as the highest-capacity communications satellite in the world. The record confirms that ViaSat-1 provides the most total throughput capacity over the U.S. and Canada — 100 times the capacity of a typical Ku-band satellite and 10 times the throughput of any Ka-band satellite launched prior to ViaSat-1. Combined with the company’s innovative ground system, the new system is raising the standard for economics and quality of service in satellite Internet.
Popular Science 2012 Best of What’s New
The well-known tech magazine recognized Exede in its annual Best of What’s New special issue. The magazine reviews thousands of new products and innovations and chooses the top 100 winners across 12 categories.
“For 25 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us — those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Jacob Ward, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners — chosen from among thousands of entrants — each a revolution in its field.”
Exede was recognized in the Hardware category.
“This is a great honor that adds to the very positive feedback we’re seeing in the marketplace for the new brand of high-speed satellite services that ViaSat-1 is enabling,” said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. “The conceptualizing, design, building, and launch of the system took an extraordinary effort by so many of our people and this award is a great testimony to what they accomplished.”
You can read about it in the December, 2012 issue of Popular Science. Here is some of what they had to say:
“With download speeds up to 12 megabits per second, the satellite broadband service delivers faster rates than DSL. Engineers increased the satellite’s capacity by adding a number of small antennas; the extra hardware can transmit twice the usual amount of data-carrying beams, up to 72.” — Popular Science
Fierce Innovation Awards Finalist
In November, 2012, ViaSat was recognized as a finalist in the categories “Last-Mile Innovation” and “Transport Innovation” for Exede Internet by the Fierce Innovation Awards for 2012.
The Innovation Awards are an operator-reviewed program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. A judging panel made up of telecommunications professionals evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience.
2013 Edison Awards Bronze Nominee
In 2013, Exede Internet was nominated for a Bronze Edison Award. Originally established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, The Edison Awards became an independent organization in 2008. The Edison Awards organization has recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in America and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.