Company Facts

Intelsat was established in 1964 as the first commercial satellite services provider.

Our Business

At Intelsat, our business is enabling the delivery of information and entertainment worldwide. We use a combination of satellite and terrestrial connectivity technology to help enterprises, governments and service providers deliver content around the world quickly, securely and reliably — to people at home, in the office or on the move.


  • Capacity services: flexible, diverse satellite coverage and capacity options for quality point-to-point or point-to-multipoint services.
  • IntelsatOne® managed services: portfolio of global, integrated satellite and terrestrial network managed services to meet broadband, trunking and media requirements worldwide.
  • Specialized services: Value-added and specialized services including disaster recovery, customer premise equipment programs, co-location services and consulting and technical management including support to satellite companies, organizations and governments.

Operational Strength

  • Carries one out of every four television channels transmitted over fixed satellites.
  • Supports more than 30 DTH platforms worldwide.
  • Operates 28 satellites that are part of video neighborhoods around the world.
  • Is the number one provider of transponders for video programming worldwide.
  • Is the largest provider of commercial satellite services to the government sector.
  • Is the leading provider of services to enterprise, Internet and mobile network operators.
  • Provides communications services to 99 percent of the world’s populated regions.

Global Network

Using optimized capacity on a fleet of over 50 satellites and a large, complementary terrestrial infrastructure including eight owned teleports, fiber connectivity and points of presence in almost 40 cities, Intelsat offers an unparalleled class of service.


We serve approximately 1,500 customers around the world, including the world’s largest Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, broadcasters and corporate network service providers.

Total Revenue

$2.472 billion in 2014


Staff of 1,100


Intelsat has offices in Brazil, China (Hong Kong), France, Germany, India, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.