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ViaSat signs in-flight internet agreement with Qantas Airways

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ViaSat signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with Qantas Airways to bring internet connectivity to Qantas passengers on its domestic flights.

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The agreement with Qantas is significant to ViaSat, as it represents the broadband company's first Asia Pacific airline to select its in-flight internet service, as well as the first airline in the region to choose its single, hybrid Ku/Ka-band antenna – which will keep Qantas aircraft connected to the best available satellite network.

The new service expects to feature speeds that are up to 10 times faster than traditional global ground-based in-flight internet services, allowing Qantas customers to stream movies, TV shows, news and live sports.

Additionally, by using ViaSat's hybrid Ku/Ka‑band antenna, the internet service will operate across both ViaSat's global Ku-band network and nbn's Sky Muster high-capacity Ka-band satellites, keeping Qantas passengers connected virtually everywhere they fly.

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