Anuvu has announced the largest yet in its series of satellite capacity deals, with a deal with Telesat that will provide Anuvu and its customers with new Ka-band connectivity over the Southeastern USA, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and Central America.
Under the agreement, Anuvu will add approximately ten gigabits (10Gb) of Ka-band capacity from Telesat, starting in March 2022. This adds to Anuvu’s existing global multi-band capacity on 54 satellites from 11 satellite operators around the world.
“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,” explained Mike Pigott, Anuvu’s EVP for connectivity.
This deal is part of Anuvu’s ‘Bridge to LEO’ programme, intended to allow customers to begin using terminals and capacity now, which are forward-compatible with the Telesat Lightspeed LEO network for an early and smooth upgrade path.
“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,” added Pigott.