January 30, 2019

LeoSat at ITEXPO2019


New satellite constellation providing the first backbone in space specifically designed for global business

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

Ft Lauderdale, 30th January 2019–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, is participating at #ITEXPO19 in Ft Lauderdale.  Michael Abad- Santos, SVP Americas at LeoSat will be outlining LeoSat’s unique system architecture – a space-based MPLS network providing Gigabits of secure connectivity with lower latencies than fiber, opening-up new possibilities for Enterprise looking for scalable, flexible solutions for their expanding networks.

Big Data is clearly driving the need for new communications infrastructure and data volumes are exploding, with more data created in the past 2 years than in the entire history of the human race. 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. 

The key attributes of LeoSat can be used for a number of applications, for example, to give banks secured networks with their foreign offices, provide enormous uploading bandwidth for oil & gas and mining exploration, provide the only native 4G and 5G satellite backhaul to the cellular industry and allow Internet access to passengers on cruise ships.

Michael Abad-Santos, SVP Americas, said: “I’m delighted to be participating in the ITEXPO Hot Topics in Tech Panel which focuses on “New Satellite Broadband Options for Enterprise.  Satellite is often seen as a last resort for enterprise communications. But with capabilities beyond satellite and fiber, including transmission speeds of 10+ gigabits per second and latency of 20 milliseconds, LeoSat’s infrastructure is what data communications has been waiting for – a game-changing service which realizes the synergies of both worlds to re-define connectivity in terms of capacity, latency, security, efficiency and coverage.   Using our unique backbone in space we can provide fast and ultra-secure point-to-point data connections to and from anywhere on earth without the need for any terrestrial landings”.

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 was recently granted a license by the FCC to operate its network in the U.S.

To find out more, come along to ITEXPO 2019, Wednesday 30th January, 1:00pm, Session: Broadband Untethered: New Satellite Broadband Options for Enterprise”, Room 209.



LeoSat representatives will be at ITEXPO in Ft Lauderdale from 30th January – 1st February 2019. To arrange an interview, please contact Melanie Dickie.  Email: or call +31 6 14 22 97 62.

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.

View LeoSat’s Video Here:

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

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