Telesat

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    Telesat is a global satellite operator providing satellite-delivered communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers. The company offers Internet backhaul, wireless backhaul, corporate networks, mobility, inflight connectivity, maritime connectivity, oil and gas connectivity, universal connectivity, defense, first responders, video, as well as technical consultation and support services to satellite operators, insurers, and other industry stakeholders.

    TypePrivate
    Founded1969
    HQOttawa, CA
    Websitetelesat.com

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Feb 2021)503(+3%)
    Cybersecurity ratingCMore

    Key People/Management at Telesat

    Daniel S. Goldberg

    Daniel S. Goldberg

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Michele Beck

    Michele Beck

    Vice President of North American Sales
    Andrew Browne

    Andrew Browne

    Chief Financial Officer
    Chris DiFrancesco

    Chris DiFrancesco

    Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    Tom Eaton

    Tom Eaton

    Vice President, International Sales
    John Flaherty

    John Flaherty

    Vice President, Business Planning & Marketing
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    Telesat Office Locations

    Telesat has offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Arlington, Bethesda and in 3 other locations
    Ottawa, CA (HQ)
    Place Bell, 160 Elgin St #2100
    Toronto, CA
    406-505 Consumers Rd, North York
    Rio de Janeiro, BR
    Av. Rio Branco, 1 - 1608 - Centro
    Singapore, SG
    1 Raffles Place
    London, GB
    33 Broadwick St, Soho
    Arlington, VA, US
    1100 Wilson Blvd #2900
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    Telesat Financials and Metrics

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    Founding Date

    1969

    Telesat Cybersecurity Score

    Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

    C

    76/100

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    Telesat News and Updates

    Quebec invests in Telesat Lightspeed constellation

    The Quebec government will invest 400 million Canadian dollars ($315.5 million) in Telesat’s Lightspeed low-Earth orbit communications network, MDA will produce the constellation’s phased array antennas and prime contractor Thales Alenia Space will manufacture the satellites in Quebec. SpaceNews

    Telesat to Redefine Global Broadband Connectivity with Telesat Lightspeed, the World’s Most Advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Network

    Thales Alenia Space Selected to Manufacture First-of-its-kind Dynamic LEO Broadband Network with Services Starting in 2023 Thales Alenia Space Selected to Manufacture First-of-its-kind Dynamic LEO Broadband Network with Services Starting in 2023

    Telesat and Loral to form Canadian public company

    Canadian satellite fleet operator Telesat and Loral Space & Communications announced plans Nov. 24 to combine to form Telesat Corp., a Canadian public company, in a deal expected to close next year. SpaceNews

    Loral Enters Into Agreement With PSP Investments And Telesat To Combine Loral And Telesat Into A New Public Company

    LORAL ALSO DECLARES SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF $1.50 PER SHARE Dividend payable December 17, 2020 to Stockholders of Record as of December 4, 2020 Investor Call and Webcast Discussion of the Transaction Today at 4:30 p.m. EST NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Loral Space & Communications...

    Telesat remains optimistic about prospects for LEO constellation

    As SpaceX prepares to extend its Starlink beta test program to Canada, Telesat remains optimistic its broadband low Earth orbit constellation will find enough business to be successful. SpaceNews

    Telesat and the Government of Canada Finalize $600M Agreement to Bridge Canada’s Digital Divide with Telesat’s Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation

    OTTAWA, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telesat and the Government of Canada announced today the completion of their agreement to ensure affordable, high-speed broadband connectivity across all of Canada with Telesat’s advanced, state-of-the-art Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Fol…
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    Telesat Blogs

    Telesat Second Quarter 2020 Conference Call

    OTTAWA, CANADA, July 23, 2020 - Telesat has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2020.  The call will be hosted by Daniel S. Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, a…

    Telefónica Puts Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO Satellite to the Test

    Testing campaign confirms Telesat LEO provides superior near fibre-like performance for high-end satellite services MADRID, SPAIN AND OTTAWA, CANADA, JUNE 04, 2020 –Telesat, a leading global satellite operator, and Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS), the international wholesale …

    Telesat joins C Spire-led consortium on rural broadband access

    Telesat to provide analysis tools, examples of innovative backhaul business models for affordable internet to rural America OTTAWA, CANADA, and Jackson, MS (May 13, 2020) Telesat, one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators, has joined a group of tech firms led by Mississi…

    Telesat First Quarter 2020 Conference Call

    OTTAWA, CANADA, April 23, 2020 - Telesat has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2020.  The call will be hosted by Daniel S. Goldberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, and And…

    Telesat Extends Condolences on the Passing of JR Shaw, Founder of Shaw Communications

    OTTAWA, CANADA, March 25, 2020 - It is with profound sadness that the Telesat team offers its heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of JR Shaw, Founder and Chairman of Shaw Communications. “As a pioneer in Canada’s cable and telecommunications industry, JR h…

    Telesat closes offices globally as cautionary measure due to COVID-19 pandemic

    OTTAWA, CANADA, March 13, 2020 – Telesat today announced it has enacted its work from home policy in its offices globally effective March 16, 2020 in an effort to keep office workers safe and facilitate social distancing amidst the increase of COVID-19. Telesat provides critical satellite commu…
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    Telesat Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Telesat founded?

      Telesat was founded in 1969.

    • Who are Telesat key executives?

      Telesat's key executives are Daniel S. Goldberg, Michele Beck and Andrew Browne.

    • How many employees does Telesat have?

      Telesat has 503 employees.

    • Who are Telesat competitors?

      Competitors of Telesat include DataPath, Loral Space & Communications and Spire Global.

    • Where is Telesat headquarters?

      Telesat headquarters is located at Place Bell, 160 Elgin St #2100, Ottawa.

    • Where are Telesat offices?

      Telesat has offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Arlington, Bethesda and in 3 other locations.

    • How many offices does Telesat have?

      Telesat has 7 offices.