Cable & Telecom

Telesat expands local 4G net with LEO tests in Brazil

OTTAWA and RIO DE JANEIRO – Canadian satellite operator Telesat and Brazilian wireless provider TIM Brasil today announced the completion of on-orbit testing across several applications with Telesat’s Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite. “This first-of-its-kind LEO backhaul testing in Brazil was conducted with TIM Brasil’s Innovation Department staff at their state-of-the-art teleport in Rio de Janeiro, leveraging an 85 cm Intellian parabolic antenna to uplink and downlink to the LEO satellite,” reads the press release. “Throughout the five-day testing campaign, the teams measured 4G mobile data traffic performance over LEO, achieving an average 38ms round trip latency. All...

Our industry and COVID-19

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