April 8, 2021 – Telesat has joined MEF, a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation. Telesat is building the advanced features that enterprise customers, telecom operators and service providers require, and its involvement with MEF will enable members to seamlessly integrate with the Telesat Lightspeed network to enhance their network coverage, performance and profitability. Through MEF, Telesat Lightspeed services will be certified, ensuring that they conform to the rigorous certification standards established by MEF. With MEF’s 3.0 Underlay Connectivity Service standards, companies can easily understand the capabilities provided by Telesat Lightspeed and how these software-defined digital services can be procured and integrated into their networks. By designing Telesat Lightspeed to MEF standards, customers can take advantage of ubiquitous, high capacity and low latency connectivity, without the complexities inherent in integrating traditional satellite-based solutions. Telesat will participate in MEF work committees and incorporate the latest standards into the Telesat Lightspeed implementation.