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Satellite Operators Adjust as COVID-19 Sweeps Normal Life Away

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This article was originally published on ViaSatellite's website, satellitetoday.com

The coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe in one of the worst human tragedies of recent times. It is something that has united us all as we embrace a new normal and trying to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. As the timeline for a vaccine is uncertain, the status quo of social distancing may remain in effect for months moving forward. Major operators in the satellite industry face adapting to this new reality, and navigating the challenging year ahead.

Slowdown in Business

One of the big questions facing satellite companies is what kind of slowdown they might see in its business in the second half of the year. John Flaherty, vice president of Business Planning and Marketing at Telesat says a large percentage of Telesat’s business relies on remote collaboration with its customers, online video conferences, and electronic communications.

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