LeoSat at AfricaCom 2018 – New low earth orbit satellite constellation providing the first backbone in space specifically designed for global business
AfricaCom – Stand A114, Hall 4
• Unique global data network using inter-satellite links to provide an MPLS network in space
• Optical backbone in space 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber
• Extremely-low latency and ultra-secure network
• Combining the speed of fiber with the reach of satellite
Cape Town, 13th November 2018–LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites that will provide the fastest, most secure and widest coverage data network in the world, is participating for the first time at #AfricaCom2018 in Cape Town. Ronald van der Breggen, CCO of LeoSat will be outlining LeoSat’s game-changing system – a key enabler of the digital economy – offering many advantages for data communications.
Global networks are already carrying more than 1 Zeta Byte of traffic globally and this is forecast to grow exponentially. This increasing demand to move large quantities of data quickly and securely around the world is fast outpacing the infrastructure needed to carry it. LeoSat’s unique new network has been designed to solve essential communications and connectivity issues and provide new opportunities for business sectors such as telecommunications, multi-national enterprise, oil & gas, maritime and government services.
The key attributes of LeoSat can be used for a number of applications, for example, to give banks secured networks with their foreign offices, provide enormous uploading bandwidth for oil & gas and mining exploration, provide the only native 4G and 5G satellite backhaul to the cellular industry and allow Internet access to passengers on cruise ships. LeoSat will not only provide a competitive advantage in existing satellite services markets, it will help to expand these markets by enabling new opportunities through previously unavailable levels of performance combined with true worldwide reach.
CCO Ronald van der Breggen said: “We believe that fast, reliable and ubiquitous data connectivity is required to enable economic growth across the globe. LeoSat is the first company to provide worldwide coverage with an extremely high-speed, low-latency, and ultra-secure data network that sets new standards in network connectivity. Our capabilities go beyond satellite and beyond fiber. Using our unique backbone in space we can provide point-to-point data connections to and from anywhere on earth without the need for any terrestrial landings”.
The LeoSat system is being developed in conjunction with Thales Alenia Space, a company with unmatched expertise in designing and manufacturing low earth orbit constellations. The high-throughput satellites (HTS) will form a mesh network interconnected through laser links, creating an optical backbone in space which is about 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber backbones, thus creating a paradigm shift in the use of satellites for data connectivity – rather than a gap filler or last resort where no terrestrial alternative is available.
To find out more, come along to AfricaCom, Tuesday 13th November, 15:20pm, Session: Connecting Africa: “A New Architecture for Data: The Key to Connecting Africa & The World”.