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June 30th, 2016

Globecomm's Services Increase With Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE...  Expands Its Service Over Europe and Africa

Telestar 12 VANTAGE

Globecomm has greatly expanded its geographic coverage and services to a vast group of customers with the aid of Telstar's 12 VANTAGE satellite. No strangers these two companies have enjoyed a strong relationship for more than a decade.

Globecomm, a global satellite communications service provider, integrator and data management company, has expanded the geographic coverage and services to its customers in the Media, Maritime, Government and IoT markets through the use of Telesat’s new Telstar 12 VANTAGE high throughput satellite. Globecomm’s contract for Telstar 12 VANTAGE represents a significant addition to the company’s Atlantic Ocean region capacity that it has on Telstar 11N and strengthens the ties between Telesat and Globecomm that have been built over 10 years.   

Globecomm chose the Ku-band coverage and power of Telstar 12 VANTAGE to expand the reach of its DTH video footprint across sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. The increased power and larger service area is providing Globecomm with the capability to grow its DTH subscriber base. Globecomm’s new services through Telstar 12 VANTAGE utilize the company’s diverse, high availability terrestrial fiber network between Globecomm’s Long Island, New York and Laurel, Maryland International Teleports. This design allows for full network access from any Globecomm location to be aggregated on to the Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite. 

“Globecomm and Telesat have worked together for more than a decade growing the maritime VSAT market over the Atlantic and we are excited to now be utilizing the advanced capabilities of Telstar 12 VANTAGE to bring DTH video and other services to our customers in Europe and Africa,” said Michele Scotto di Cesare, SVP Global Operations, Globecomm. “Telesat’s new Telstar 12 VANTAGE high throughput satellite enables Globecomm to bring greater efficiencies to Maritime and other broadband VSAT markets. Globecomm locations are networked with diverse, high availability terrestrial backhaul and are equipped with industry standard multiple access modem technologies that enable easy access to Globecomm’s global network. This best-in-class global reach is allowing some of the largest global maritime operators to have instant access to real time information for mission critical applications.” 

“It is always gratifying when a longstanding customer like Globecomm—one that can choose from any number of satellite options—decides that Telesat’s new Telstar 12 VANTAGE is the best choice for  growing their business in the competitive satcom markets of Europe and Africa,” said Tom Eaton, Vice President, International Sales for Telesat. “Globecomm has been a great innovator in our industry and Telesat is excited to strengthen our relationship through their selection of high powered Ku-band capacity for services in Africa and Europe on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite.”