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Report: Satellite constellations worth $235bn

The growing number of either existing or future projects in the satellite communications (and Earth observation) segments are projected to have an overall value of $235.2 billion (€212.7bn) according to a study from Northern Sky Research (NSR). The likes of Elon Musk’s Starlink, the UK/India-backed OneWeb plus other major projects from the likes of Telesat […]

March 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Telesat selects Intellian for Lightspeed terminals

Ottawa-based Telesat is building a constellation of low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites and has selected Intellian Technologies to design and supply fixed site user terminals for the Telesat Lightspeed satellite network. Telesat says these high-performance user terminals feature dual-parabolic antennas that are dome-shaped providing protection from external weather conditions stemming from Intellian’s expertise in maritime […]

March 10, 2022

Telesat focuses on Africa

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat, which is planning a low Earth orbiting constellation called Lightspeed, and says it has signed with Liquid Intelligent Technologies for a strategic cooperation agreement for Telesat’s Lightspeed services in Africa. Liquid Intelligent Technologies is part of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African fibre network group. As part of the agreement, the companies will […]

March 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

PLDT, Telesat make Philippines’ broadband connection

Integrated telco PLDT and global satellite operator Telesat of Canada have successfully conducted the Philippines’ first on-orbit testing of high-speed broadband connectivity with Telesat’s Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, marking yet another milestone for PLDT as the country’s leading provider of communication services over satellite technology. A first for Telesat with any operator […]

March 1, 2022

SES takes #1 WTA spot

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has revealed its annual rankings for Top teleport Operator of 2021. SES, headquartered in Luxembourg but with other important teleports in Europe and the US, takes the Number 1 spot. WTA says its annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Telesat chooses Cobham terminals

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has struck an agreement with Cobham for its Tracker 4000 terminals for Telesat’s planned low Earth orbiting Lightspeed satellite constellation. Under the terms of the agreement, Cobham SATCOM will manufacture, integrate, and install advanced Ka-band tracking antennas at Telesat’s sites throughout the world, and provide long-term logistics and maintenance support. The […]

February 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Who will spend the FCC cash?

Between now and the end of 2023, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will pay out almost $10 billion (€8.8bn) in ‘accelerated clearance payments’. The FCC cash rewards the world’s four largest satellite operators for freeing up some of their C-band spectrum over the US. The question now is whether this windfall cash will be spent, […]

January 20, 2022

Telesat partners with Encqor 5G

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat is partnering with 5G experts Encqor 5G. A joint statement says that Encqor 5G seeks to establish the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G wireless communication technologies and unlock the massive potential of commercial and industrial industries (i.e., smart cities, e-health, e-education, connected and autonomous vehicles, on-demand entertainment/media and IoT). Encqor […]

January 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Telesat slips launch of Lightspeed

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has said that its important new Lightspeed low Earth orbiting constellation will not now become operational much before 2024. It had been expected to launch in late 2023. The slippage, confirmed to the Runway Girl Network web-site, came from Telesat regional sales VP Philippe Schleret, who said that Telesat was working […]

December 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

SatixFy baseband modem equipment for Telesat Lightspeed gateway earth stations

Telesat, the satellite operator, and SatixFy, a provider of next-generation satellite communication and space systems based on in-house developed ASICs, have announced an agreement to deploy SatixFy baseband modem equipment for Telesat Lightspeed gateway earth stations throughout the world. The SatixFy advanced Sx3099 landing station modems will be capable of processing up to 1.6 GHz […]

December 1, 2021