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LeoSat to Help Upgrade DCS Telecom’s Satellite Solutions

By | December 14, 2017
      Artist rendition of LeoSat satellites.

      Artist rendition of LeoSat satellites. Photo: Thales Alenia Space.

      LeoSat Enterprises, which aims to launch a constellation of up to 108 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into an agreement with DCS Telecom, a telecoms provider of satellite and networking solutions in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. DCS Telecom will use LeoSat to upgrade its existing satellite solutions, giving customers access to a low-latency network.

      According to LeoSat, its system of LEO communications satellites can achieve lower latency and stronger end-to-end security compared to traditional satellite and terrestrial solutions used today. The company achieves this by using optical inter-satellite laser links to connect the satellites, creating fiber-like symmetry at Gigabits speeds while providing security as the data is encrypted and secured from end-to-end across the network, with no terrestrial touch points.

      LeoSat believes its system can be used for a number of enterprise applications, such as to give banks secured networks with their foreign offices, provide uploading bandwidth for oil and gas exploration, enable connectivity for shipping and fleet management, or provide 4G and 5G satellite backhaul connectivity for cellular operators.

      LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia Space to finalize the manufacturing plan for the constellation.