1986 – 1992
Infosat began as a small wholesale company specializing in satellite communications hardware. It was the first in Canada to provide satellite-based telephony, fax, and data solutions to the private sector, and also designed and commissioned Canada’s first digital audio mobile satellite link. The turn of the decade saw Infosat extend it services outside of North America for the first time, such as its successful projects in Southeast Asia (C-Band transceiver in Indonesia, 1st private X.25 network in Malaysia). Other projects included video uplink installations for the Province of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly as well as the Knowledge Network (Open Learning Agency).
1993 – 1999
This period of time saw Infosat evolve from a small wholesale company to a company with a larger North American presence for mobile satellite solutions. It became a National Service Provider for MSAT products and services and was selected by Mobility Canada to manage the MSAT program across Canada. Infosat was later selected by Iridium Canada to be the exclusive dealer of Iridium solutions in Canada. With Teleglobe, the company launched Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) before being acquired by BCE Media Business Solutions in 1999.
2000 – 2006
As Infosat’s mobile satellite solutions continued to thrive, the company began actively pursuing opportunities for fixed and transportable applications. After Infosat was acquired by Telesat in 2001, doors were opened to allow for greater exposure into industries such as Oil and Gas, Mining, Forestry, and Government. With the growing demand for satellite technology by these markets, Infosat has taken full advantage by introducing high-speed broadband satellite Internet services to businesses and enterprises who seek a “total communications solution”. Infosat takes pride in its ability to customize a solution that is unique and appropriate to any size operation.
To further its growth and market share, Infosat acquired Quick Link Communications (QLC) in 2003, ACA Security and Audio Visual in 2005, Able Communications (Houston, Texas) in 2006, and made an investment in Comstar ISA Ltc. (Karachi, Pakistan) in 2006.
Infosat currently manages the world’s largest iDirect network through its Connect solution, and remains one of the largest MSAT service providers. Infosat also employs a Network Operations Centre which operates 24/7 to serve our clients’ needs.
2006 – Present
In 2007 Infosat relocated it’s head office. The move from Coquitlum, BC to Calgary, AB was undertaken in order to create a “Center of Excellence.” By combining the functional units (Engineering Services, Operations, and Account Management) of Infosat’s team under one roof, customers experienced the benefits of Infosat’s newly centralized team.
Infosat continues to invest in high performance, innovative, next generation networks. In 2010 Infosat signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems to provide enterprise services on their Spaceway platform. Additionally, Infosat’s iDirect networks have expanded covering most of the globe; providing Infosat with the facilities to offer our customers access to our international teleports facilities such as the one based in Fuchsstadt Germany.
Adapting to evolving market conditions and demands; Infosat continues working toward solidifying our position as a dominant provider of enterprise broadband and mobile data and voice services in North America and across the globe. Whether it is a man down application, an asset tracking solutions, Infosat’s highly robust backbone connectivity for the utility sector, a transportable solution, or critical data link, Infosat has created an enduring reputation as the satellite communication provider that has delivered on our promises in some of the most hostile locations on the planet.