Experis Data Centers provide carrier-class satellite uplink for Telesat's teleport in Virginia

03 October 2016 |


Telesat, the Canadian carrier, has chosen Experis data centres to run its carrier-class satellite uplink site in Mount Jackson, Virginia.

The Experis' facility meets stringent government and enterprise security requirements, including significant public and private fibre capacity as well as the infrastructure that organisations need for proper colocation and backup.

Experis’ site boasts a purpose-built data centre providing colocation, geo-diversity and disaster recovery services. Middletown, Va. is the home of Experis Data Centers, a colocation, and disaster recovery centre which serves this mostly rural community.

Telesat is a global satellite operator that provides secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide for broadcasting, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat's fleet consists of 15 satellites, plus two new satellites under construction. Telesat recently installed a 31-foot (9.4-metre) diameter satellite uplink at Eperis' Middletown facility.

"Telesat's decision to go with Experis Data Centers was made after an extensive search for a diverse satellite uplink site that could significantly enhance the capabilities of Telesat's existing carrier-class teleport in Mount Jackson, Virginia," said Geoff Gaudert, Telesat's manager of procurement. "The Experis facility offers the infrastructure and fibre connections to support Telesat's stringent telecommunications requirements for availability, reliability and robustness, which enable Telesat to deliver world-class Ku-band satellite network services to end-users aboard ships, on commercial aircraft or in remote locations."

"Historically we've primarily provided infrastructure and connectivity for companies and organisations in need of data colocation and disaster recovery," said Larry Pelletier, CEO and managing partner of Experis Data Centers. "However, as we continue adapting to the current digital landscape, Experis is excited to provide new services and create new partnerships with industry leaders like Telesat."