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Nelco and Telesat complete successful LEO demonstrations in India

The testing campaign was conducted from April 25th to 29th 2022 at Nelco’s Mahape teleport.

May 18, 2022 1:49 IST | India Infoline News Service
Nelco and Telesat have successfully conducted their first in-orbit demonstration of high-speed broadband connectivity in India with Telesat's Phase 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite, marking yet another milestone for bringing next-generation satellite communication technologies to the country.

The testing campaign was conducted from April 25th to 29th 2022 at Nelco’s Mahape teleport and leveraged an 85-cm Intellian parabolic antenna to connect to Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite.

Speaking on this new development, Mr. P J Nath, MD & CEO of NELCO said, “This is truly an exciting time for the Satcom industry and Nelco. With this successful test, we are confident of bringing Telesat Lightspeed LEO satellite communication services to India.”

“This will help in addressing the need of the market for fibre-like connectivity in the remotest parts of the country with high reliability and flexibility of satellite communication. Telesat Lightspeed services will deliver significant benefits for applications like 4G/5G backhaul, mobile hotspots, telemedicine, village connectivity and more,” he added.

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