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EL AL Will Be First Customer In Europe For ViaSat In-flight Internet Service

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TEL AVIV, Israel and CARLSBAD, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EL AL has agreed to be the launch customer in Europe for Exede® In The Air in-flight Internet service from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). To begin, ViaSat plans to deliver the service to EL AL Boeing 737s flying routes from Tel Aviv into several European cities. The two companies plan to immediately begin working toward certification and installation of the Exede terminals on EL AL aircraft with a target date to launch service within one year.

ViaSat creates new ways to access advanced network applications with satellite and other wireless networking systems that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and services for enterprise and consumer IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. Other products and services include communication system design, satellite antenna systems, integrated circuits, and network acceleration. The company also owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service

For EL AL, ViaSat is responsible for providing and managing a complete in-flight Internet service to the aircraft, including airborne terminals, antennas, radomes, and air time from the Eutelsat KA-SAT high-capacity Ka-band satellite. Additional details of what services will be offered to EL AL passengers will be announced closer to the launch of service.

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