Telesat chooses Ciena for LEO terrestrial network technology – SatNews

Telesat unfolds Routing and Switching platforms of Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) for their Telesat Lightspeed backhaul network.

Ciena’s routing and switching technology will ensure that Telesat has a modern, cost-effective network that takes advantage of emerging technologies such as network functions virtualization (NFV) and edge computing to effectively meet current and future customer needs.

The Telesat Lightspeed network will initially consist of 298 advanced LEO satellites that seamlessly integrate with terrestrial networks. LEO satellites operate 25 to 30 times closer to the Earth’s surface than traditional satellites and can process data with ultra-low latency, typically on par with fiber optic speeds, even in the most rural locations. and the most remote in the world.

Ciena provides hardware and software that will deliver high-speed, high-capacity connections to governments, carriers, mobile operators, and other enterprise customers for the delivery of 5G, cloud computing, video, and data services. bandwidth-intensive broadband services.

Telesat will use the services of Ciena 3926 and 5170 platforms to provide Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)-Company Compliant Services points of presence (POP), as well as terrestrial connectivity with up to 50 terrestrial landing stations. Ciena platforms have advanced quality of service (QoS), including hierarchical ingress metering, which will provide Telesat with precise control of network traffic.

Ciena’s Manage, control and plan (PCM) domain controller will provide highly efficient software control and automation to foster business agility. In addition, Telesat uses Ciena Services for the design, implementation and testing of the terrestrial network.

As the leading provider of aggregated, global Tier 1 carrier connectivity, Ciena’s field-proven routing and switching technology will ensure flexible, reliable connectivity between our Earth station antennas and Points of Presence throughout the world. The seamless integration of on-ground data networks with our advanced Telesat Lightspeed satellites will ensure unmatched speed and performance for our global enterprise and government customers,” said Aneesh Dalvi, Director, Landing Stations and User Terminals, Telesat
Telesat’s enterprise customers—MNOs, ISPs, aviation, and maritime companies—are seeking high-throughput, super-low-latency connectivity to support delay-sensitive applications like cloud-based services. Telesat Lightspeed, powered by Ciena networking technology on the ground, makes reliable satellite broadband at fiber-like speeds possible,” said Bruce Hembree, Vice President and General Manager, Americas, Ciena