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Intelsat Hopes Aalyria Partnership will Boost Multi-Orbit Offerings

By Mark Holmes | September 12, 2023
Intelsat's North America headquarters. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat’s North America headquarters. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat is teaming up with Aalyria as it looks to advance multi-orbit connectivity. Intelsat announced the deal, Sept. 12. The deal aims to advance the development of a new optical technology that will transfer record amounts of data between ground and space. Aalyria is an exciting California based company in the area of advanced networking and laser communications technologies.

The MoU creates a framework for the two companies to cooperatively deploy Aalyria’s technologies, a software and hardware platform that can orchestrate bi-directional optical ground and space connectivity for satellites at speeds of hundreds of gigabits per second. These technologies will offer secure and ultra-fast ground-space connectivity for government and commercial customers. When operational in 2024, Aalyria will deliver massive data files in real time, as well as back up networks which are running short of capacity or compromised.

“The advancements from this collaboration will do for space-based connectivity what the transition from copper to fiber optics did for terrestrial connectivity. Aalyria’s new multi-orbit network-as-a-service is set to make history by offering secure all-optical, hundreds-of-gigabits-per-second connectivity with an eye toward multi-terabit connectivity for a diverse range of platforms and environments, including spacecraft, aircraft, maritime, and remote field operations,” Chris Taylor, CEO of Aalyria, said in a statement.