LeoSat and Globalsat sign strategic agreement
December 1, 2016
By Chris Forrester
Would-be satellite operator LeoSat, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has signed a strategic agreement with Globalsat.
The deal sees LeoSat provide Globalsat with access to infrastructure for Globalsat’s 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 high-throughput satellites will use laser links for communicating with its other satellites in its constellation. As well as speed, LeoSat 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”.
LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia Space, a company with unmatched expertise in designing and manufacturing LEO satellites, to finalise the manufacturing plan, paving the way for the production and deployment of the entire constellation.