Viasat Signs New Contracts with the Navy Exchange Service Command

Viasat Signs New Contracts with the Navy Exchange Service Command

By Tracey E. Schelmetic

Viasat Inc. is a Carlsbad, California-based company offering high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems for military and commercial markets. To end the calendar year of 2021, the company recently announced two new contracts with the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) to deliver triple-play services (Wi-Fi, voice and TV) in Guam, and managed Wi-Fi in Poland.

NEXCOM is headquarters for the worldwide NEXCOM Enterprise, which has a mission to provide authorized customers with quality goods and services at fair price, and to support Navy quality of life programs for active-duty military, retirees, reservists, veterans, DoD civilians, and families.

These recently signed contracts will expand on Viasat's work with NEXCOM in providing high-quality personal-use telecommunications to navy personnel at bases around the world in Unaccompanied Housing (UH), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities and Navy lodging facilities.

Under the first agreement, Viasat will deploy a new fiber network backbone to support Naval Station Guam and Andersen Air Force Base, as well as upgrade the buildings at these facilities with new Wi-Fi and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment. This work will also require replacing the legacy copper-based networks connecting to all the buildings. Together, this modernization will enable a better experience for Navy and Air Force service members and their families, improving the speed and resiliency of their internet, Wi-Fi, voice, and TV services.

In a separate contract, Viasat will support the Navy at its new Naval Support Facility (NSF) Redzikowo in Poland by providing reliable, resilient connectivity. Specifically, the facility received a new Wi-Fi network and management support system, which are similar to the Wi-Fi services that Viasat already provides to more than 100 Navy installations around the world.

"We're proud of our ongoing partnership with NEXCOM to provide Sailors and their families with a consistent connection to secure internet, voice and TV services. Our growth to support facilities in areas like Guam and Poland further demonstrates our global commitment to support the military both on and off the battlefield," said Craig Miller, president of Viasat Government Systems, in a statement.

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Edited by Luke Bellos
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