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SpeedCast Buys HTS Capacity, Adds Teleport Infrastructure with Telesat

By Caleb Henry | May 31, 2016
Telesat Telstar 12 Vantage HTS

Telstar 12 Vantage with antennas deployed. Photo: Telesat

[Via Satellite 05-31-2016] SpeedCast International has entered new contract with Telesat for high throughput capacity on the Telstar 12 Vantage satellite, as well as to place new ground infrastructure at Telesat’s teleport in Mount Jackson, Va.

Telstar 12 Vantage, launched in November 2015, adds High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity over the North Sea, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The satellite also has a South Atlantic Ku-band beam that SpeedCast is now using to serve vessels operating in remote and harsh environments off South America’s east coast and between South America and Africa. SpeedCast’s new infrastructure at Mount Jackson gives the company access to the South Atlantic beam as well as greater control over its global capacity.