UniTek Expands Nationwide Presence With Fulfillment Award for ViaSat Exede Broadband Service

Company to Support the Delivery of Fast, Affordable Satellite Broadband

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| Source: UniTek Global Services

BLUE BELL, Pa., Feb. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UniTek Global Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTK), a premier provider of permanently outsourced infrastructure services to the wireless and wireline telecommunications, public safety, broadband cable and satellite television industries, today announced an award from ViaSat, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) for expanded fulfillment coverage to support the roll-out of ExedeSM by ViaSat satellite broadband service. Under the award, UniTek expects to provide installation, upgrade and repair services for ViaSat customers in multiple U.S. markets. Services in the expanded territory are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2012. This expanded territory more than triples UniTek's share of ViaSat's direct retail installations to nearly 30% of its requirements nationwide.

"We have a long-standing relationship with ViaSat and are proud to have been named a fulfillment partner for their newest offering. Exede service is designed to provide a new user experience, delivering DSL and cable-like speeds through its next generation, higher-capacity satellite technology," said Dan Yannantuono, interim co-CEO of UniTek and CEO of UniTek's DirectSat USA business unit. "We have an established reputation as a leader in the fulfillment industry through our best-in-class customer service capabilities, and we are leveraging these advantages to further expand our nationwide presence in the market. This contract represents a sizeable increase in our geographic coverage of ViaSat's network and another step in our efforts to further increase market share in our fulfillment business."

Powered by ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity communications satellite, Exede offers customers satellite broadband Internet access at speeds that rival many wireline networks – up to 12 Mbps downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream. Monthly fees vary based on a subscriber's data allowance, with 7.5GB available for $49.99 per month, 15GB for $79.99 per month and 25GB for $129.99 per month.

About UniTek Global Services

UniTek Global Services is a provider of engineering, construction management and installation fulfillment services to companies specializing in the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless, two-way radio, transportation, public safety and satellite industries. UniTek has created a scalable operating platform, enabling each UniTek subsidiary to deliver quality services to its Fortune 200 customers. UniTek, based in Blue Bell, PA, utilizes a diverse workforce of over 6,500 deployed in over 108 locations in the United States and Canada.

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About ViaSat

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

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