Viasat to bring high-quality internet service to Nigeria

Viasat has announced that it was granted a full suite of operating licenses—Internet Service Provider (ISP) license, VSAT license and three Earth Stations in Motion (ESIM) licenses—in order to bring high-quality satellite internet connectivity to Nigerian communities where limited or no internet service is currently available.

The Nigerian Communications Commission granted Viasat multiple licenses to operate within the 28GHz Ka-band satellite frequency band.

With access to the 28GHz Ka-band spectrum, Viasat will be positioned to expand its satellite-based internet connectivity service to more regions and citizens across Africa—ahead of the launch of ViaSat-3, its global satellite constellation comprised of three communications satellites. A ViaSat-3 satellite also aimed to serve Africa, as well as Europe and the Middle East.