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LeoSat and Globalsat Group Sign Strategic Worldwide Agreement
|By Business Wire
|November 30, 2016 07:29 AM EST
LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108
low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has entered into a strategic
agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-American satellite
services provider, to market the fastest, most secure and widest
coverage HTS data network in the world.
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LeoSat Satellite Constellation (Photo: Business Wire)
The Globalsat Group is an award-winning industry leader delivering
mission-critical, voice, data and M2M/IoT solutions. Through this
agreement, LeoSat will provide the Globalsat Group with access to
infrastructure for the Globalsat LEO Network, based on a high
performance architecture pairing the speed of fiber with the ubiquity of
satellite, and the Globalsat Group will provide LeoSat with access to
the Americas market, leveraging its extensive presence and experience.
LeoSat’s new system of low earth orbit communications satellites can
deliver lower latency and stronger end-to-end security compared to
traditional satellite and terrestrial solutions used today. This is
achieved through a unique architecture utilizing inter-satellite laser
links, creating an optical backbone in space with fiber-like symmetry at
gigabit per second speeds. It also provides unprecedented security as
the data is encrypted from end-to-end across the network, with no
terrestrial touch points.
LeoSat’s SVP Sales, Americas, Michael Abad-Santos, said: “We are
delighted to be partnering with Globalsat Group, an established and
highly respected provider of mobile communications services throughout
the entire American continent. The consortium’s breadth of services
across Government, Enterprise and Maritime markets in the Americas make
Globalsat an ideal launch partner for LeoSat. In an increasingly
connected world, both of our companies see the importance of providing
access to reliable high-speed, low-latency data and voice communications
anywhere on the globe. The LeoSat constellation offers a completely new
dimension in terms of connectivity and we are already seeing a high
level of interest from a number of key markets such as, finance,
government and energy”.
J. Alberto Palacios, CEO of Globalsat added: “By combining Globalsat
Group’s 17 years of industry experience and market access with LeoSat’s
innovative infrastructure, customers will use a game-changing service
which redefines satellite connectivity in terms of capacity, latency,
security, efficiency and coverage. This is possible through a system
design combining proven and cutting edge technologies, leaps ahead of
projects which look more like science fiction. We are thrilled to be
part of one of the most important and promising upcoming satellite
constellations in sight today”.
Mr. Palacios will hold a seat in representation of the Globalsat Group
on the LeoSat Customer Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC). The
committee will advise on system configuration, product design and launch
of LeoSat’s upcoming satellite constellation.
LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia Space, a company with
unmatched expertise in designing and manufacturing LEO satellites, to
finalize the manufacturing plan, paving the way for the production and
deployment of the entire constellation. ENDS
About LeoSat Enterprises
LeoSat Enterprises was established in 2013 to leverage the latest
developments in satellite communications technologies to develop and
launch a new low-earth-orbit satellite constellation which will provide
the first commercially available, business grade, extremely high-speed
and secure data service worldwide.
With up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites in the
constellation LeoSat is the first company to have all of the High
Throughput Satellites (HTS) in the constellation interconnected through
laser links, creating an optical backbone in space which is about 1.5
times faster than terrestrial fiber backbones and without the need for
any terrestrial touchpoints. This unique set of features enables LeoSat
to provide instant infrastructure from anywhere to everywhere which is
fast, secure and reliable.
Based in Washington DC, LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia
Space for the low-earth-orbit constellation of Ka-band communications
satellites. Once operational, the constellation will provide high-speed,
low-latency and highly secure communications and bandwidth for business
operations in the telecom backhaul, Energy, Maritime, Government and
international business markets. Launch of the constellation is expected
in 2018. www.leosat.com
About Globalsat Group
Globalsat Group is the first Pan-American satellite service provider.
The group is an industry leader providing Mobile Satellite Services
(MSS) in Latin America since 1999 and has offices in the United States,
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico as well as
distributors in the region’s most important cities. Delivered solutions
span all MSS service areas including land, sea and air, serving mobile
satellite data and voice for thousands of customers in sectors such as
Defense, Government, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Mining, Banking, Media,
Agriculture, NGOs and Tourism.
The consortium received the “2016 Latin America Satellite Communications
Company of the Year” award from the highly recognized international
consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Globalsat Group was also named
"Company to Watch" in the category Emergency Response Mobility Satcom
Innovation by the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA). www.globalsatgroup.com
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