MONTE CARLO., Monaco., March, 18th, 2024 – Viasat, Inc. worked with Space Systems International Monaco (“SSI-Monaco”) to provide crucial emergency communications for the 92nd Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo (25-28 Jan 2024) — and the 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique (31 Jan-7 Feb 2024).


IsatPhone 2s were held to deliver emergency communications by the race marshals from the Automobile Club of Monaco (“ACM”), who manage the rally, as a backup to the existing ACM terrestrial communications.  This satellite telephone service from SSI-Monaco enables to be connected anywhere, at all times. For race organizers, all satellite phones are deployed as backup and throughout the rally route, preventive liaison security tests have shown 100% effectiveness giving the ACM a maximum sense of security for a FIA World Championship event.


The Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo is the season opener of the World Rally Championship’s (WRC) annual calendar. The rally took place across the French Riviera and Southeast France, featuring technical mountain passes, hairpin turns and challenging weather conditions. Viasat services were carried on the iconic 26th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, which the oldest in the world and only open to cars which previously took part in the Monte Carlo Rally between 1911 and 1983. More than 300 started from locations across Europe with a common finish line – Monte-Carlo.


SSI-Monaco’s President & CEO, Dr. Ilhami Aygun, said “During the Monte Carlo Rally, the communication of the Rally organizers and the race controllers for the safety of the race is crucial. The reliability of IsatPhone 2s – even in the most challenging conditions – play a key role in the backing up of the race and proved 100% coverage. We are proud to partner with the Automobile Club of Monaco to provide safety communications with Viasat.”


Andy Kessler, Vice President, Viasat Enteprise, said “This rally is an awe-inspiring event with thousands of spectators in one of the most iconic places in the world. That means every detail has to be managed with precision. We’re delighted to be working with SSI- Monaco to provide resilient communications so the organizers can stay connected throughout, and make sure the event is one of the best yet.”



About SSI-Monaco

SSI-Monaco (Space Systems International – Monaco S.A.M.) is an integrated satellite telecommunications service provider, formed in 2004 by a team of international experts and consultants.


SSI-Monaco in conjunction with Thales Alenia Space-France built its first telecommunication satellite, Monacosat-1, which was launched on the 27th of April 2015 by SpaceX.  Monacosat-1 holds the 52°East Monaco State orbiting position. The satellites’ powerful signal strength enables services such as internet (VSAT), DTH television (HD) and IPTV with high-speed data rates. For more about SSI-Monaco visit our website at


As an official partner of Viasat, SSI-Monaco offers all Viasat products and services, complementing its fixed satellite services portfolio by offering global mobile communications. This  partnership enables SSI-Monaco to sell complete land, maritime and aviation solutions.


About Viasat

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. With offices in 24 countries around the world, our mission shapes how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate and connect. Viasat is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, reliable, secure, affordable, fast connections to positively impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea, while building a sustainable future in space. In May 2023, Viasat completed its acquisition of Inmarsat, combining the teams, technologies and resources of the two companies to create a new global communications partner. Learn more at, the Viasat News Room or follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedInX or YouTube. Contact: Richard Jones, +44 7843 819 611 ,