Embodying a bold and clear vision, Telesat is literally transforming the way people live. Its mission: to bridge the digital divide and achieve universal connectivity for all. Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit network (LEO) technology is a revolutionary, space-based broadband infrastructure offering affordable and reliable high-speed Internet. Scheduled to begin service in 2022, LEO will revolutionize global broadband connectivity by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds.
LEO satellites are 35 times closer to Earth than geostationary satellites, so the round-trip signal to the satellite and back takes less than 0.03 seconds. This means every person, everywhere on the planet can have a fiber-like connection to the Internet and participate in everything it has to offer, providing powerful advantages that improve customers operations and drive growth. Achieving Telesat’s mission requires crystal clear alignment of the most talent individuals on earth.
Business Highlights at September 2020:
- Telesat had contracted backlog for future services of approximately $2.8 billion
- Fleet utilization was 81% across Telesat’s fleet
- In September 2020 – Telesat welcomed Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) inclusion of Telesat’s innovative proposal to expeditiously reallocate the highly desirable 3800 MHz, or “C-band,” mid-band spectrum from fixed satellite use to 5G services in their recently released consultation on the future of that band.
- In June 2020 –Telesat and Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS), the international wholesale services provider of the Telefónica Group, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, announced completion of live in-orbit testing across a wide range of applications on Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Phase 1 satellite.
- In January 2020 – Ball Aerospace and General Dynamics Mission Systems announced they have agreed to collaborate with Telesat in separate demonstrations that will highlight how high-performing commercial satellite systems, such as Telesat LEO, can provide important advantages for the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Commercially Augmented Space Inter Networked Operations (CASINO) program.
- On July 24th, 2019 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Canada (GoC) regarding a partnership that will ensure access to affordable high-speed Internet connectivity across rural and remote areas of Canada on the Telesat LEO Satellite Constellation. The partnership is expected to generate $1.2 billion in revenue over 10 years, which includes a contribution of up to $600 million from the GoC.
- In May 2019 – Telesat, Vodafone Group and the University of Surrey announced that they had completed a successful demonstration using Telesat’s in-orbit Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite of how LEO satellites can provide effective backhaul transport for mobile network operators (MNOs), including advanced backhaul solutions for 5G.
As one of the world’s top satellite operators Telesat provides telecommunications and broadcasting services globally with one of the most modern fleets in the world, and a dedicated staff of approximately 450 professionals. Telesat intends to maintain and indeed increase their leadership position.