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Telesat’s LEO System Tested for Government Applications

By Annamarie Nyirady | October 31, 2019
      Telesat Phase 1 LEO satellite. Photo: Surrey Satellite Technology

      Telesat Phase 1 LEO satellite. Photo: Surrey Satellite Technology

      Telesat and NSSLGlobal completed live testing with multiple government customers using Telesat’s Phase 1 Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. During this testing, the companies confirmed the the ultra-low latency of Telesat’s LEO system. They tested speed, latency and jitter for high demand applications including 4K video conferencing, live video streaming, encrypted services for government use, and live calling over mobile devices.

      “NSSLGlobal’s success in serving some of the largest global commercial maritime fleets and European governments is driven by our unique combination of engineering expertise, growing portfolio of proprietary products, our own VSAT network and partnering with Tier 1 satellite operators like Telesat.” said Sally-Anne Ray, Group CEO, NSSLGlobal. “We’re looking towards the future and planning for what our clients will need in two, five, ten years and beyond and we believe the LEO constellation network will be a “game-changer” in the industry. That is why we’ve undertaken this early live testing at our UK headquarters of the Phase 1 Telesat LEO satellite supporting the next gen of services. It was a great opportunity for some of our key government clients to witness the outstanding broadband performance across a range of high demand applications and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s an exciting time in the industry and we’re investing in the future needs of our clients.”

      “NSSLGlobal leads the industry in providing advanced broadband connectivity for a host of fast growing commercial and government segments and Telesat is pleased to be partnering with them in optimizing the performance of Telesat LEO,” said Erwin Hudson, Vice President, Telesat LEO. “Telesat is known for giving our customers a competitive edge in the markets they serve, and the recent testing by our companies confirms that the ultra-low latency of Telesat LEO will assure a superior broadband experience comparable to terrestrial services.”