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Telesat Joins MEF to Advance Digital Transformation through Telesat Lightspeed

Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit network, Telesat Lightspeed, will be MEF certified to meet the digital transformation needs of service providers and telecom operators

OTTAWA, CANADA, April 8, 2021 Telesat, one of the world’s most innovative satellite operators, today announced that it has joined MEF, a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation. Telesat is building the advanced features that enterprise customers, telecom operators and service providers require, and its involvement with MEF will enable members to seamlessly integrate with the Telesat Lightspeed network to enhance their network coverage, performance and profitability. 

“A membership in MEF offers an opportunity to engage in business-driven collaboration with leading global organizations. Together, we enable dynamic, trusted, and certified services that empower enterprises to embrace their own digital transformation and grow their business. We welcome Telesat as the newest addition to our growing, vibrant community of MEF members who are working to progress our MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF.

Through MEF, Telesat Lightspeed services will be certified, ensuring that they conform to the rigorous certification standards established by MEF. With MEF’s 3.0 Underlay Connectivity Service standards, companies can easily understand the capabilities provided by Telesat Lightspeed and how these software-defined digital services can be procured and integrated into their networks. By designing Telesat Lightspeed to MEF standards, customers can take advantage of ubiquitous, high capacity and low latency connectivity, without the complexities inherent in integrating traditional satellite-based solutions. Telesat will participate in MEF work committees and incorporate the latest standards into the Telesat Lightspeed implementation.  

“We are eager to engage with the MEF community to address the industry’s business challenges and digital transformation,” said Erwin Hudson, Telesat’s Vice President, LEO. “Telesat Lightspeed was developed with the enterprise needs of MEF members in mind, and through our involvement and partnership we can be sure that we continue to enhance our network while supporting the telecom industry.” 

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