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Telesat intensifies satellite multimedia applications research and development

News | 05/31/2001 4:00 am EDT

The terrestrial Internet is a sub-standard mechanism for delivering audio and video signals compared to space-based transmissions, according to an executive with Canada’s sole satellite company. Paul Bush, Telesat Canada’s VP of corporate development, told Canadian NEW MEDIA that the single-hop architecture of satellite relays makes it a superior system compared to land-based networks. To exploit that advantage, the company recently announced that it would spend $5.5 million on high-speed multimedia trials that will accelerate development of applications and content.

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