Who We Are

A leading global satellite operator 

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the start of Telesat's planned global LEO satellite constellation that will offer low latency, high throughput broadband services. An additional two GEO satellites are under construction with launches planned for mid-2018. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).

Telesat Advantages

There are over 30 companies around the world that own and operate communications satellites. Given the choices in today’s satellite market, it’s not unusual for a prospective customer or business partner to ask...

"What makes Telesat different?"

The answer, according to our many broadcast, telecom, corporate and government clients, often involves…

  • Telesat’s ability to deliver the best features of a larger operator: global coverage, cutting edge technologies, and fleet depth – all of which assure high levels of service reliability;
    While at the same time providing...
  • The quick response and personal touch that promote confidence and build winning business relationships.

Simply put, Telesat creates real competitive advantages for customers by combining our size, resources and technical expertise with the rapid response and high levels of service that have become critical for success in today’s business world.

Are these benefits unique in satellite communications? To many of our customers, the answer is “yes.”

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