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Speedcast, Comsat to Deliver VSAT Services to Government and Maritime

By Kendall Russell | May 30, 2017
Comsat teleport in Santa Paula, California. Photo: Comsat.

Comsat teleport in Santa Paula, California. Photo: Comsat.

Speedcast International announced it has signed an agreement with Comsat to establish a common global service offering of Ku-band Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services for the government and maritime markets. The combined network will leverage Speedcast’s greater than 8 GHz of global satellite capacity and Comsat’s security-cleared teleports in the United States to deliver a network for customers needing resilient connectivity for critical operations.

Comsat will provide teleport and hosting services at their owned teleports in various U.S. sites, as well as hands-on technical and engineering assistance to help interconnect and migrate network segments.

Through this partnership, government customers will have access to the largest private iDirect bandwidth network accessed from teleports and terrestrial nodes in NATO/Five Eyes nations, Speedcast stated. According to Speedcast, support staff and facilities are Information Assurance (IA) certified and cleared, ensuring necessary security for Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) baseband.