ViaSat Buys NetNearU, Extends Wi-Fi Capabilities

ViaSat Inc, an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, has expanded its ability to deliver high-speed satellite services and Internet access with the acquisition of privately-held NetNearU Corp. Texas based NetNearU, has developed a comprehensive network management system for Wi-Fi and other Internet access networks that can extend ViaSat Exede® services to a growing base of subscribers for multiple markets, including commercial airlines, live events, hospitality, enterprise networking and government broadband projects. 

NetNearU provides an easy to deploy, technology-agnostic system for managing public Wi-Fi and other wireless Internet access networks including hotspots, enterprise, campus, and metro installations. NetNearU TRACKOS® software provides automated and real-time provisioning, authentication, billing, roaming, quality of service, advertising, network monitoring, and support. 

"Wi-Fi is an increasingly important way to access broadband networks and cloud services. NetNearU's breadth and depth in Wi-Fi expertise gives us important new ways to deliver more value and convenience from our networks."

- Mark Dankberg, ViaSat Chaiman and CEO

With the combination of transformational ViaSat services and the NetNearU Wi-Fi system, we can deliver a new level of performance in Internet access for consumer, business, and government customers. We are enthusiastic about joining the ViaSat team, and we fit well with their entrepreneurial spirit and technical expertise."

- Cody Catalena,  President and CEO, NetNearU

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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