Global satellite connectivity provider Comsat has ratified an agreement with global satellite operator ABS to enhance and strengthen the Comsat global network.


ABS: Antenna at the Comsat Connecticut Teleport will enhance C- and Ku-band US connectivity solutions on ABS-3A 

The addition of the ABS-3A satellite to the Comsat Southbury teleport services in Connecticut bolsters its reach throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East to provide more resilient and robust connectivity solutions through its terrestrial fibre pathways. 

A 14.2m antenna delivering C-band services and a 9m antenna, providing Ku-band services, have been allocated to support the new partnership. As demand for data transmission increases globally the agreement focuses on providing multiple service options and strengthened satellite connectivity to deliver increased amounts of data, video, mobility, and government applications between the US and international markets. 

Chris Faletra, director of teleport services at Comsat, said: “Connecting with ABS-3A gives us augmented access to additional international markets from our east coast ground station to support a wider variety of data, content contribution, broadcast and distribution video services.  

“Our mission is to enable partners and customers to effectively maximise the capabilities of space-based assets to optimise essential mission communication systems and ensure on-time and seamless operations, no matter how complex,” continued Faletra. “This new agreement with ABS ensures we continue to do that.” 

Comsat will participate in the ABSPlus program, which aggregates teleport infrastructures from around the world to seamlessly integrate ground networks with satellites globally.  

“As an ABSPlus participant we will supplement an already impressive set of high standard technology companies in the ABSPlus family, and plan to add value to the collective efficiency and reliability of network delivery. We are extremely excited to be part of such a powerful offering,” added Faletra. 

Jim Frownfelter, chairman and CEO of ABS, said: “Our collaboration with Comsat on ABS-3A reinforces our presence in the US market and brings optimal C and Ku-bandwidth and services to enhance and accelerate new business opportunities in this market and other regions. ABS-3A offers prime C-and Ku-band payload capacity to support fast-growing data and video markets with comprehensive coverage in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  

“Through our ABSPlus services Comsat will further expand its infrastructure, services and efficiencies on the ABSPlus platforms,” he added. “This new relationship strengthens our commitment to excellence, global reach and flexibility through additional satellite-based connectivity options for our customers.”