SKY Brasil, the largest satellite pay TV operator in Brazil, and Viasat Inc, a global communications company, have announced a partnership to increase the availability of fast, reliable satellite internet across Brazil.
Through this agreement, SKY will sell, install and provide on-site technical service for Viasat's high-speed internet offering. This means, the partners say, that Viasat gains a strong Brazilian distribution partner with proven local expertise. In turn Viasat will help to train SKY's vast network of distributors, resellers and installers on its internet service offerings.
In October 2020, Viasat became the first satellite internet service provider to offer high-speed broadband connectivity across 100 percent of Brazil. Viasat’s residential internet service for Brazil uses Telebras' SGDC-1 satellite bandwidth to provide satellite broadband service.
As the partners point out, through this agreement Viasat now has a strategic, local partner and channel to reach a broader set of potential subscribers who can benefit from its satellite internet service plans.
Today, Viasat offers three plans: a premium plan (Viasat 30Mega), an advanced plan (Viasat 20Mega) and a basic plan (Viasat 10Mega), with download speeds of up to 30 Mbps, 20 Mbps, and 10 Mbps, respectively.
All three plans come with a Wi-Fi router, features such as messaging and unlimited basic navigation, and a so-called ‘free zone’ in the early morning between 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM.