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Viasat opens expansion office in Dubai

Builds on presence in the Middle East


Viasat Inc., a global communications company, has opened a new office in Dubai, which will serve as an expansion office in the Middle East, aimed at expanding relationships with government institutions, ministries, and local customers.

Dubai is a leading science, space, and technology hub in the Middle East, committed to driving technology investment, innovation, knowledge, economic growth, and talent creation. Establishing a new office in the Dubai Silicon Oasis district will allow Viasat to further expand its relationship with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), a Dubai-based government entity that is integral to the UAE Space Program; provide additional local support services to Viasat customers within mobility and enterprise businesses, specifically aviation, maritime and energy; and also create opportunities to further diversify the company's local talent base.

Dubai and the UAE represent a hub for space entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment. Dubai in particular serves as a major center of commerce, government, global economic development, and has an ongoing desire to further develop the space industry regionally.

MBRSC has been working with Viasat for the past two decades. The company recently acquired a team and multiple offices in the region through its acquisition of RigNet. It has partnered with local satellite operators to deliver regional satellite services and has plans to bring its own satellite capacity to the region once it launches its ViaSat-3 satellite constellation, which is expected to bring significant satellite capacity to the region, enabling a variety of advanced broadband services.