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LeoSat Enters Agreement with Network Provider Signalhorn

By | March 21, 2018
      Rendition of the LeoSat constellation in orbit. Photo: Thales Alenia Space.

      Rendition of the LeoSat constellation in orbit. Photo: Thales Alenia Space.

      LeoSat, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into an agreement with Signalhorn, a provider of hybrid network solutions for enterprise and government customers.

      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. This is achieved through system architecture that uses optical inter-satellite laser links to create fiber-like symmetry at Gigabit speeds, while providing total security as the data is encrypted and secured from end-to-end across the network, with no terrestrial touch points.

      For enterprise and government customers, the key attributes of the LeoSat system are appropriate for a number of applications, such as to give banks secured networks with foreign offices, provide significantly more bandwidth for oil and gas exploration than is available today, enable seamless connectivity for shipping and fleet management, or provide primary 4G and 5G satellite backhaul connectivity for cellular operators.

      “We are often asked if LeoSat is a satellite or a networking company. In fact, we are both and with our laser-connected satellite constellation we will effectively have a network of 78 Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) routers in space, completely covering the Earth,” said LeoSat Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Ronald van der Breggen.

      Signalhorn has signed on for 2 Gbps of capacity, van der Breggen stated.