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FMC GlobalSat to Partner with LeoSat for Faster Satellite Connectivity

FMC GlobalSat Announces Agreement with LeoSat Communications Network

FMC GlobalSat 4G/LTSAT users will be among the first to leverage better-than-fiber speeds between any points around the globe

FMC GlobalSat, a leader in delivering reliable, secure, and cost-effective Fixed Mobile Convergence solutions utilizing wireless and global satellite networks, announced it has entered into an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based LeoSat, a leading innovator in low earth orbit (LEO) high-speed communications networks. Through the arrangement, FMC GlobalSat’s 4G/LSAT customers will have access to LeoSat’s secure and highly-efficient satellite connectivity for maritime, energy, and in-transit use cases.

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

The LeoSat constellation is planned to comprise up to 108 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) communications satellites interconnected in a mesh network through laser links. The resulting optical backbone in space will be about 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber networks and without the need for any terrestrial touchpoints. In addition, satellites in LEO will have much less transmission delay compared to today’s geostationary HTS systems. When placed in service, the LeoSat network will provide the fastest, most secure, and widest international and intercontinental data coverage in the world.

“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,” said Michael Abad-Santos, senior vice president Americas at LeoSat. “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.”

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 cases.

Source: FMC GlobalSat media announcement

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