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SpeedCast expands Ku coverage with Telesat

The Telstar 12 VANTAGE HTS satellite The Telstar 12 VANTAGE HTS satellite

Telesat has announced new service contracts with SpeedCast for additional Ku-band coverage over maritime routes.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The deal will leverage Telesat’s North Atlantic Ocean Region coverage on Telstar 14R and Telstar 11N, as well as HTS capacity over the North Sea, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean on Telesat’s new Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite.

Telstar 12 VANTAGE also has a South Atlantic Ku-band beam which SpeedCast is now using to serve vessels operating off South America’s east coast and between South America and Africa.

The contract additionally provides SpeedCast with access to Telesat’s teleport in Mount Jackson, Virginia,  which will allow SpeedCast to have greater control over its global capacity.

“SpeedCast and Telesat have been working together for more than 10 years to build the global market for mobile and fixed broadband and we are excited to expand our ties to Telesat once again with new capacity on the Telstar 12 VANTAGE HTS satellite,” said Moti Shulman, vice president technology and network planning at SpeedCast.

“Telesat’s innovative South Atlantic spot beam and Europe beam enable us to effectively manage our capacity and provide better service quality and coverage to our clients. We are pleased to add multiple beams of Telstar 12 VANTAGE to our global coverage and join hands with Telesat to grow in the mobility market.”{/mprestriction}

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