Viasat Inc. a global communications company, proudly opened its new expanded office in Dublin, which is expected to house up to 250 Viasat team members focused on developing next-generation software and technology for Viasat’s target broadband markets.
The expanded Dublin office represents a signal of growth for Viasat. Today, the Company has nearly 100 team members located in Dublin primarily developing innovative software solutions for the commercial aviation industry. Viasat expects to more than double its headcount in Dublin over the next few years, and extend development beyond connected aircraft software to include broader software and mobile application support for international maritime customers, European residential broadband and Wi-Fi markets, government systems as well as support for Viasat’s next-generation ultra-high capacity satellite platform, known as ViaSat-3.
“We believe the strong talent base located in Ireland will greatly expand our technical and business presence in Europe, and enable us to rapidly respond to new global broadband opportunities across a number of industry sectors,” said Viasat’s president and chief operating officer Rick Baldridge.
Welcoming the announcement, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said, “Ireland is recognised internationally as a leading location for companies in the software sector. Viasat’s decision to establish this European Software Centre of Excellence in Dublin is an endorsement of the talent pool and business environment here.”
About Viasat: Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com.
Article adapted from www.idaireland.com
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