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About Telesat (www.telesat.com)
Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet including 17 GEO satellites. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant advising other satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).
Telesat is developing an innovative LEO constellation to deliver affordable fiber quality connectivity everywhere, from the equator to the poles. The advanced constellation in low earth orbit, roughly 1,000 kms above earth or ~35 times closer than traditional satellites, will deliver Gbps throughputs with 30 to 50 milliseconds latency in compliance with MEF 3.0 standards for seamless plug and play. Telesat LEO is ideally suited to serve next-generation backhaul needs of mobile operators at lower costs than current satellite or other remote backhaul solutions. Also a perfect solution to connect remote enterprises, aircrafts and ships.