Telesat, Telefonica Global Solutions complete Brazil’s first LEO satellite 5G backhaul demo

26 May 2022

Telesat and Telefonica have announced the successful completion of the first 5G Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite backhaul demonstration in Latin America, with a Brazil-based trial. The testing campaign was managed by Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS), the Telefonica Group’s satellite service provider. The Telesat Phase 1 LEO satellite Layer 2 backhaul link was connected to TGS’s 5G test environment. Network measurements of latency, jitter and bitrate all met the functional requirements for integration with a 5G core network.

Eloy Rodriguez Villa, SVP of Global Wholesale Customers at TGS, commented: ‘Building on our successful LEO test with Telesat in Europe, we were eager to evaluate the performance of the Phase 1 LEO integration with a 5G network.’

Brazil, Telefonica, Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), Telesat