CapRock and ViaSat Form Alliance to Deliver Global Service

CapRock Communications and ViaSat Inc. have formed a global alliance that supports CapRock's continuing initiative to supply its customers with reliable, flexible and feature-rich satellite communications services. In addition, CapRock now serves as the exclusive oil and gas industry partner to ViaSat's VSAT Networks division. The alliance enables ViaSat to leverage CapRock's global network, reputation for reliability and industry relationships.

"In the satellite communications industry, CapRock's reliability and service are unsurpassed," said Chris Leber, VP and general manager of VSAT Networks at ViaSat. "This relationship between ViaSat and CapRock offers both companies an excellent opportunity to expand our oil and gas industry business."

The alliance with ViaSat enables CapRock to focus on its core competency of delivering reliable, advanced satellite communications service to the harshest and most remote locations in the world. ViaSat is supplying and supporting communications equipment for CapRock's customers around the globe. CapRock has grown its coverage during the past year, extending the capabilities of its CapRock IPxpress(TM) network in Africa, the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region and South America.

"We chose to join forces with ViaSat because the company's design philosophy is closely aligned with our value propositions of providing reliable and feature-rich services," said CapRock President Errol Olivier.

"With a broad range of products available, a responsive engineering group and a solid reputation of innovation, ViaSat is a great choice to serve as our technology partner, and this alliance will increase our ability to surpass our customers' needs."