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ViaSat buys satellite modem/spacecraft tech

  • ViaSat (VSAT -1.2%) has bought a high-rate satellite modem product line, along with "custom spacecraft technologies for Earth observation," from private Gray Labs. Deal terms are undisclosed.
  • ViaSat: "The output of ISR sensors is growing exponentially, so maximizing satellite data rates is increasingly important ... The expertise we obtained from Gray Labs in high-rate communications gives us important new ways to deliver a higher level of performance and increased data throughput for commercial and government customers."
  • Last month, ViaSat announced it's buying Wi-Fi management services firm NetNearU.
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