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Satellite communications have been connecting continents since the 1960s and today are at the center of TV distribution, Internet access, broadband to ships and planes, and a host of other services. In fact, nearly all TV programming in the U .S ., Canada and worldwide is carried by just a few hundred satellites orbiting above the earth. This is true even for viewers that rely on cable, free-to-air, or fiber-delivered TV data networks.
Telesat is one of the most successful and respected providers of satellite communications. The company owns and operates a global fleet
of 15 satellites along with a robust teleport and terrestrial infrastructure that is seamlessly integrated with its fleet. Through this combination of space and ground assets, Telesat provides reliable and secure communications solutions – nationally, regionally and globally – to hundreds of broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers in markets around the world.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Telesat currently has four satellites under construction: two of which will operate in geostationary orbit 35,700 kilometers above the equator, and two prototypes that will operate in low earth orbit (LEO) ~1,000 kilometers above the earth .The LEO orbit is attractive for meeting the world’s growing requirements for broadband data networks.
The satellite services industry in which Telesat operates is among the most competitive communications markets in the world. There
are over 40 companies today with their own satellites and more seeking to enter. Despite the industry’s competitive intensity, Telesat continues to deliver winning results for its customers and investors. The company’s strong growth in revenue and profitability have been recognized by an independent panel of industry experts that twice this decade awarded Telesat the title “Global Satellite Operator of the Year” based on business performance.
The factors behind Telesat’s success include the company’s deep technical expertise and customer- oriented culture backed by an industry leading consultancy and R&D Lab. Telesat’s consulting group is sought after by communications companies, governments, insurers and enterprises around the world for unbiased guidance in complex technical and commercial decisions. The group specializes in supporting satellite operators, spacecraft manufacturers
and telecom service providers who want to innovate and improve the performance of their communications networks.
Telstar 12 VANTAGE
Telesat’s new High Throughput Satellite that seamlessly connects the Americas to Europe and the Middle East
Satellite networking solutions are increasingly being used worldwide by consumers, corporations, government agencies and telecom companies. Today’s satellite networks offer an unmatched combination of coverage, reliability and performance with data speeds that can readily be scaled to meet virtually any end-user requirement. Telesat is a leader in broadband mobility solutions for ships and aircraft, both commercial and government. For consumer broadband, Telesat owns and operates the Canadian portion of ViaSat-1, a North American high throughput satellite that serves over 500,000 subscribers. Telesat is now developing a global constellation of LEO satellites to meet the surging demand for data-centric applications around the world. In 2017, Telesat will launch two prototype LEO satellites for testing and demonstration. The prototype testing will guide Telesat’s planning for a global constellation that could be in service early next decade.
For more aboutTelesat and its capabilities, please go to www .telesat ..com.