Kepler Communications is on a mission to build a telecom network in space

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Last week on The Disruptors, Mina Mitry pitched Kepler Communications, a company that’s building a network of low-cost satellites to improve communication infrastructures in space.

The company is working to tackle the problem of intermittent connectivity for non-geostationary satellites, since most satellites can only relay information when they are near a ground station. Kepler is set to launch its first nanosatellite in November 2017.

“These satellites…provide you with gigabytes per second in data transfer. So today, customers would be able to connect to our satellites with really small devices and send data straight up to our network,” said Mitry, CEO of Kepler Communications. “We’re on a mission to connect the people and devices that gather the world’s information.

Co-host Bruce Croxon says Kepler’s product is an example of how satellites are being enhanced to improve connectivity. “We used to look at satellites into areas we didn’t have access to and here we’ve got a better way to connect the satellites,” said Croxon.

Watch the full pitch below:

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.