Cable & Telecom

Telesat selected for Coast Guard communications

OTTAWA – Telesat has been selected to design, supply, commission, and operate communications systems for employees on board the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. The vessels will have a satellite-based digital communications system allowing email, VoIP, and satellite television. “By collaborating on the Vessel Satellite Communications System, Telesat and the Canadian Coast Guard will demonstrate the tangible benefits of state-of-the-art satellite communications, both on land and at sea,” said Larry Boisvert, president and CEO of Telesat, a wholly owned subsidiary of BCE Inc. “This is significant for folks who serve at sea for long periods of time,” said Loyola Hearn, Minister...