Green economy represents a great opportunity for business and an unavoidable choice for the planet. To face this change, great efforts are needed by all actors (governments, businesses, citizens) to create new infrastructures and new development models. According to the UN report World Urbanization Prospects 2018, about 55% of the world population lives in urban areas today. A percentage that is expected to reach 68% by 2050. In this context, smart cities certainly represent a formidable accelerator, combining technological innovation, circular economy and environmental quality. Viasat provides technologies that appeal to the citizen on the move (cars, motorbikes, bicycles, public transport), companies (telematic insurance policies, car rental fleet management, etc.) and Public Administrations. In addition, our Operations Centres provide our customers with 24/7 assistance in the event of an accident, breakdown or danger. For us, the combination of technology, people and environment is important. It’s a cultural fact that arises from our ability to oversee the entire value chain in the field of satellite telematics and IoT: from platforms and products design and production to services, through the latest generation of IT infrastructures and our own security operations centres. Fields such as Insurtech, Fleet Management, Smart Connect and IoT solutions are featured by great dynamism and constant growth. We are witnessing the hysterical research -of some of our competitors- of cheaper, low-quality solutions which adversely impact on local resources and environment. Competition is extremely fierce, but we are not willing to trade our values and principles in doing business. This way, we will keep on building long lasting value for our Group and Customers, as well as for the environment and future generations.
Published on August 11, 2020