FMC GlobalSat Selects LeoSat to Take Maritime, Off-Shore & Remote Communications Networks to New Levels

New satellite constellation will deliver faster and more reliable
anywhere on the planet

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#connectivitylt;/agt;–LeoSat Highlights:

  • Unique global data network using satellite-to-satellite laser links to
    create an MPLS network in space
  • Business 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

LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of 108
low-earth-orbit communications satellites that will provide the fastest,
most secure and widest coverage data network in the world, has entered
into an agreement with FMC GlobalSat, a global provider of satellite and
wireless connectivity solutions to geographically remote businesses.
Through the arrangement, FMC GlobalSat will upgrade its existing
satellite solutions, giving it’s 4G/LSAT customers access to LeoSat’s
secure and highly-efficient satellite connectivity for maritime, energy
and in-transit use cases.

Big Data is clearly driving the need for new communications
infrastructure and data volumes are exploding, with global networks are
already carrying more than 1 Zeta Byte of traffic, 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 these essential communications and connectivity issues
and provide new opportunities for business sectors such as
multi-national enterprise, telecommunications, oil & gas, maritime and
government services.

LeoSat’s system of low earth orbit communications satellites can achieve
lower latency and stronger end-to-end security compared to traditional
satellite and terrestrial solutions used today. This is achieved through
an advanced and unique system architecture utilizing optical
inter-satellite laser links which connect the satellites, creating
fiber-like symmetry at Gigabits speeds while providing total security as
the data is encrypted and secured from end-to-end across the network,
with no terrestrial touch points.

FMC GlobalSat’s 4G/LTSAT solution leverages 4G wireless network
connectivity together with HTS connections accessed via the Kymeta
software-steered flat-panel very small aperture terminal (VSAT) antenna.
This converged service platform constantly monitors signal strength and
network throughput, and automatically switches traffic to the path with
the strongest signal without any intervention. This seamless
connectivity facilitates real-time applications and monitoring
regardless of location, and the service is particularly well-suited for
offshore, maritime, in-transit, and remote geographic installation use

Michael Abad-Santos, SVP Americas at LeoSat said “LeoSat’s system is
completely driven by customer requirements. We are delighted to work
with an innovative company such as FMC GlobalSat, which is serving
customers with a unique converged 4G wireless and HTS solution. FMC
GlobalSat has identified a market requirement for seamless onshore and
offshore network access, and we are looking forward to collaborating
with them to deliver a solution that will ramp up performance, improve
security, and increase customer efficiency.”

Emmanuel Cotrel, CEO of FMC GlobalSat added: “The partnership with
LeoSat will deliver faster and more reliable connectivity anyplace in
the world. Our customers will be amongst the first users of these
solutions, which will present enormous productivity and efficiency
improvements over legacy satellite infrastructures”.

LeoSat is backed by leading satellite operators SKY Perfect JSAT and
Hispasat, and the 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) in the constellation 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. LeoSat has already secured over 2
Billion USD in pre-launch customer agreements and was recently granted a
license by the FCC to operate its network in the U.S.



LeoSat will be participating in 3 panel sessions at Satellite 2019 in
Washington DC from 6-9 May:

  • Monday 6 May, 1.30pm: An Introduction to HTS and Other Acronyms
    (Unveiled Theater)
  • Wednesday 8 May, 3pm: Integrating LEO Constellations Into Teleport
    Services (Room 147)
  • Thursday 9 May, 10:45am: Executive Round Table – LEO/MEO Systems
    (Room 146)

About LeoSat Enterprises

LeoSat Enterprises was established to leverage the latest developments
in satellite communications technologies to develop and launch a new
low-earth-orbit satellite constellation which will provide the first
commercially available, business grade, extremely high-speed and secure
data service worldwide.

With up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites in the
constellation LeoSat is the first company to have all the High
Throughput Satellites (HTS) in the constellation interconnected through
laser links, creating an optical backbone in space which is about 1.5
times faster than terrestrial fiber backbones and without the need for
any terrestrial touchpoints. This unique set of features enables LeoSat
to provide instant infrastructure from anywhere to everywhere which is
fast, secure and reliable.

Based in Washington DC, LeoSat is currently working with Thales Alenia
Space for the low-earth-orbit constellation of Ka-band communications
satellites. Once operational, the constellation will provide high-speed,
low-latency and highly secure communications and bandwidth for business
operations in the telecom backhaul, Energy, Maritime, Government and
international business markets. Launch of the constellation is expected
in 2020.

About FMC GlobalSat

FMC GlobalSat is a global provider of best-in-class satellite and
wireless solutions to geographically remote businesses that require
reliable, secure, and cost-effective connectivity. Partnering with major
wireless carriers and satellite communications providers, FMC GlobalSat
delivers a converged connectivity solution that incorporates 4G wireless
solutions across CDMA, GSM, and LTE networks in more than 190 countries,
and high-throughput satellite (HTS) communications. The company’s
network incorporates Tier 1 carriers, and satellite infrastructure that
includes 53 satellites, eight teleports, 20,000 miles of fiber optic
cable, and a 24/7 enterprise-grade global technical support
organization. For more information about FMC GlobalSat, please visit


Melanie Dickie
VP Marketing & Communications, LeoSat Enterprises
+31 6 14 22 97 62

Parallel Communications, Inc.
+1 515-708-1296

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