Speedcast, COMSAT Partner on Government Satellite Offering
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Comments

Speedcast International signed an agreement with government satellite connectivity provider COMSAT to establish a common global service offering of Ku-band very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services for the government and maritime markets.

The combined network will leverage Speedcast’s greater than 8 gigahertz of global satellite capacity and COMSAT’s security-cleared teleports in the United States to deliver a secure network for customers needing advanced, resilient connectivity for critical operations.

“The opportunity for collaboration with COMSAT fits very well with Speedcast’s commitment to delivering robust, reliable, secure global communications solutions to government and military customers, no matter where operations take them,” said PJ Beylier, CEO of Speedcast. “COMSAT’s experience in the government segment combined with our unmatched capacity, global network and customer support enable us to offer highly reliable and secure solutions to our customers.”

COMSAT will provide teleport and hosting services at its owned teleports in various U.S. sites, as well as hands-on technical and engineering assistance to help interconnect and migrate network segments.

Through the partnership, government customers will have access to the largest private iDirect bandwidth network accessed from teleports and terrestrial nodes in NATO/Five Eyes nations. Support staff and facilities are information assurance (IA) certified and cleared, ensuring necessary security for government furnished equipment baseband.

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