SOURCE: Vizada

satellite, government, comsatcom, satcom, mss, gsa

March 29, 2011 10:36 ET

Vizada Granted GSA Schedule 70 FCSA Contract

Broadest Suite of Mobile Satellite Services for Land, Air and Sea Now Easier for U.S. Government and Military Customers to Manage and Order

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 29, 2011) - Vizada, the world's largest independent satellite communications provider, announced today that it was awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) contract which provides U.S. government and military customers access to its entire portfolio of mobile satellite services (MSS). Vizada is the only commercial satellite communications provider offering the full line of Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya products and services -- the broadest array of MSS offerings among current SIN 132-55 contractors.

"With Schedule 70, we're packaging our services precisely in the way the government buys them," said Bo Norton, Vice President of Sales for Vizada Americas. "This streamlines the procurement process so they can more quickly and cost-effectively satisfy their MSS needs. Our government customers know they can rely on Vizada to put together the right mix of service offerings to meet their critical mission goals and keep people and troops safe."

The FCSA Program, and in particular, Schedule 70 SIN 132-55, will be replacing the SATCOM II and DITCO MSS contracts when they expire in May 2012. For more information on Vizada's defense and government solutions and the FCSA Program, visit

Vizada is the worldwide leading independent provider of global satellite communications, with more than $700 million in 2009 revenue, and more market share on more satellite networks than any other satellite communications provider in the world. Vizada customers include commercial, military and business aircraft, merchant shipping vessels, emergency response teams, government and military units, news gathering organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Vizada offers fixed and mobile communications services using multiple satellite network operators, including, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loral, New Skies, SES Americom and Thuraya. Gateway access to these networks is made possible through the Vizada Global Teleport Network -- five state-of-the-art facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada also provides Vizada Solutions™, leading edge technologies for IP & networking, messaging, business tools, prepaid solutions, fixed2mobile services and secure communications. Vizada has regional centers of operation located in Washington D.C., United States for the Americas and Paris, France for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Catherine Melquist
    Marketing Director
    Vizada Americas
    +1 301 838 7762
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