Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Canada’s Telesat, one of the world’s largest and most innovative satellite operators, today announced the completion of Spacecom’s successful testing campaign with Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO (Low Earth Orbit) demonstration satellite.
The tests, conducted from Spacecom’s Teleport and labs facility located in the Judean Hills outside of Jerusalem, reached an average latency of below 30 milliseconds and over 50 Mbps data rates. In one case study, the companies tested backhauling for WiFi hotspots – such as in enterprise offices and remote communities using Spacecom’s DCP (Digital Community Platform).
The proof of concept tests for the satellite’s efficiencies showed speeds and complete system reliability consistent and similar to top-of-class land-based Internet connectivity. The testing of various applications including video uploads, video conferencing, Cloud applications, and VPN used over 10 devices connected simultaneously to the hotspot. The download speeds were measured at over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of over 20 Mbps per device.
“Spacecom is working towards expanding our offering and portfolio in order to deliver best of class service to our customers. These, may include in the future Multi-Orbit ones as well. As such working with partners such as Telesat puts us on the right path to offer such services in the future,” stated Ofer Asif, SVP of Strategy and bizdev of Spacecom. “Our vast experience is serving customers from space, along with our technical and engineering capabilities and creative thinking, are the foundations to deliver unique value to our customers.”
Telesat’s Chief Commercial Officer Glenn Katz commented, “We are excited to partner with the Spacecom team to expand their services portfolio with enterprise-class, high throughput, low-latency connectivity. With our programmable virtual network operator (pVNO) model and committed information rates backed by SLAs, Telesat Lightspeed provides a flexible and compelling value proposition for Spacecom’s next-generation offerings.”