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Loon designing network operating system for Telesat’s LEO satellite system


OTTAWA - Telesat has tapped Alphabet subsidiary Loon to design the network operating system for its global low earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation.The design will adapt and expand on the cloud-based, temporospatial software-defined network (SDN) platform that Loon uses today to deliver mobile data services over its fleet of stratospheric balloons.Under the agreement, Loon will adapt its SDN platform design to enable Telesat’s LEO constellation to consistently deliver a fibre-like broadband experience on a global basis to both fixed and mobile terminals.  The Loon SDN will be specifically customized for Telesat’s use, giving its LEO constellation a powerful and highly differentiated...