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Anuvu signs capacity deal with Telesat

Under this agreement, Anuvu will acquire 10 Gigabits of Ka-band capacity, the largest acquisition in its Bridge to LEO strategy.

Satellite service provider Anuvuhas signed a capacity deal with Telesatfor additional Ka-band capacity over the Southeastern US, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and Central America.

Under the agreement, Anuvu will add approximately 10 gigabits of Ka-band capacity, from Telesat starting next month. This adds to Anuvu’s existing global multi-band capacity on 54 satellites from 11 satellite operators around the world.

Mike Pigott, Anuvu EVP Connectivity, said: “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.”

This deal is part of Anuvu’s Bridge to LEO, allowing Anuvu customers to begin using terminals and capacity now, which are forward-compatible with the Telesat Lightspeed LEO network.

Pigott added: We are revolutionising mobile connectivity with an open-architecture, hybrid network model that will seamlessly integrate LEO and GEO satellite capability using the Anuvu Constellation Operating System (ACOS). Anuvu’s partnership model delivers our customers an integrated, flexible and cutting-edge solution to meet ever-increasing end user demand. It is a simple bridge from the best satellite technology today, to the best of the future.”

Glenn Katz, Chief Commercial Officer at Telesat, stated: “The Telesat Lightspeed LEO constellation, with its flexible capacity and 100% global coverage, was designed for mobility from the start. And 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. Telesat provided Anuvu’s first satellite capacity over a decade ago and we are proudly further-cementing our relationship with this important agreement.”