Anuvu’s appetite for bandwidth continues to grow. The company secured a deal with Telesat for 10 gigabits/second of Ka-band capacity to boost mobility connection options.
This is an important step in our long-term plan that will culminate with our current GEO Ka-band, Ku-band and C-band global network being supplemented with the Anuvu Constellation of microGEO satellites and setting the stage for LEO connectivity with Telesat Lightspeed.– Mike Pigott, Anuvu EVP Connectivity
Anuvu describes the deal as its largest to date, which would be significant on its own. That the company chose to acquire capacity in the Ka-band spectrum, rather than Ku-band where most of its mobility operations run today, is also very telling.
The company describes the strategy as a Bride to LEO. Terminals put into service today on the Ka-band capacity will be forward compatibly with the Telesat Lightspeed LEO constellation expected to launch later this decade. Anuvu EVP Connectivity describes the offering as an “open-architecture, hybrid network model that will seamlessly integrate LEO and GEO satellite capability using the Anuvu Constellation Operating System (ACOS).”
Telesat Chief Commercial Officer Glenn Katz echoes the upgrade path benefits of the new platform, “Anuvu’s Bridge to LEO network ensures their passengers an early and smooth upgrade path to the highest-capacity, lowest-latency, fiber-like passenger experience on Telesat Lightspeed.”
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