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Saudi Arabia’s Skyband Selects LeoSat for Innovative Data Network

Saudi Arabia’s Skyband Selects LeoSat for Innovative Data Network

Skyband, a member of the Inteltec Group and provider of satellite and networking solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed a new agreement with LeoSat Enterprises.

The company will use LeoSat to upgrade its existing satellite solutions. 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 utilising optical inter-satellite laser links which connect the satellites, creating fibre-like symmetry at Gigabit speeds while providing total security as the data is encrypted and secured from end-to-end across the network, with no terrestrial touch points.

Big Data is 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. This is forecast to grow exponentially, and this increasing demand for moving 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.

For Enterprise customers, the key attributes of the LeoSat system can be used for a number of applications - for example, to give banks secured networks with their foreign offices or provide the only native 4G and 5G satellite backhaul connectivity for cellular operators.

LeoSat’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ronald van der Breggen, said: “With capabilities beyond satellite and fibre, including transmission speeds of 10+ gigabits per second and latency of 20 milliseconds, LeoSat’s infrastructure re-defines connectivity in terms of capacity, latency, security, efficiency and coverage.”

Osman Oueida, CEO of SKYBAND added: “Our network provides high-speed, reliable, robust, cost-effective, scalable, and secured communication across the Kingdom which can be used by all Industry segments.”

LeoSat is backed by leading satellite operators SKY Perfect JSAT and Hispasat, and the system is being developed in conjunction with Thales Alenia Space. 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 fibre backbones.

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