ViaSat AcceleNet WAN Optimization for LinkStar Satellite Networking System Expands Capacity of Bentley Walker Satellite Services : Technologies Increase Bandwidth Available to Users and Improve Customer Experience

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ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is supplying its AcceleNet® wide area network optimization software for the LinkStar satellite networking system to UK-based Bentley Walker Telecom, enabling the satellite service provider to increase the capacity of the bandwidth on its network. Bentley Walker is championing the technology in the ViaSat system as a way to increase the capacity of its Star Nova S2 network, and to offer a better user experience to its end-customers.

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The AcceleNet software recently implemented in our LinkStar system is providing speed of use over satellite links that some of my customers have not seen in over 10 years working at the remote end of these links. With this tool, Bentley Walker is now offering a level of service which is bringing new levels of functionality and Web 2.0 applications within the reach of VSAT users.

Bentley Walker has purchased 1000 licenses of the AcceleNet WAN optimization software for customers of its Star Nova S2 as well as its Star Pro service. The product uses proprietary state-of-the-art compression and optimization technologies to dramatically accelerate satellite link and http application performance. Over 1.5 million customers use the well-proven AcceleNet software around the World.

Anthony Walker, managing director of Bentley Walker, said, "The AcceleNet software recently implemented in our LinkStar system is providing speed of use over satellite links that some of my customers have not seen in over 10 years working at the remote end of these links. With this tool, Bentley Walker is now offering a level of service which is bringing new levels of functionality and Web 2.0 applications within the reach of VSAT users."

About Bentley Walker Telecom

Bentley Walker Telecom, based in the UK, provides broadband Internet and other services via satellite in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America. The company offers a range of satellite Internet and broadband packages designed to fit the needs of differing groups of users including global service providers, ISPs, corporations, and consumers. For more information go to http://www.bentley-walker.com.

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise 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. The company has five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies (ICT), and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

AcceleNet WAN optimization software is a product of ViaSat subsidiary ICT.

Forward-Looking Statements

Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at http://www.sec.gov, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

AcceleNet is a registered trademark of ICT Inc.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.

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