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The Digital Divide: Solutions for Connecting the Forgotten 1 Billion

By Todd Cotts, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager, Mobile Network Operators When the world connects, opportunities for progress emerge. Yet roughly half the world’s population — 4 billion people — still are not online. Of those, approximately 3 billion live in areas with access to mobi...

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Intelsat Interviews: Elvis

Most people have heard of Elvis, the popular 1950s rock star who only needs to be referred to by his first name. The name Elvis Presley has instant name recognition worldwide. But Elvis Chidera? Most likely not, unless you grew up in a small village in Rivers State, Nigeria. Elvis Chidera But you sh...

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Boldly Going Where No One Has Before: Intelsat’s Journey with the First Mission Extension Vehicle

Jean-Luc Froeliger, Vice President, Space Systems Engineering & Operations Today’s successful launch of the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) represents a very exciting time for space and satellite communications.  With tremendous innovation occurring on many levels of our ecos...

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Service Beyond: The Next Frontier

Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President and General Manager, Networks In my most recent blog, I posed the question: What else can be achieved when we extend Intelsat’s technology and services even further? One answer is that enterprises and solution providers harness the scale and power of cloud-enab...

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Service Beyond Satellite

By Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President and General Manager, Networks One of the primary values of satellite service has been (and will likely always be) the ability to connect businesses and communities from anywhere around the globe. That’s the value Intelsat has traditionally brought to our cus...

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Intelsat and Lintasarta to Expand Internet and Mobile Access Across Indonesia

Luxembourg and Jakarta, Indonesia 1 July, 2019 – Intelsat (NYSE:  I) announced today it has been selected by PT. Aplikanusa Lintasarta, a data communication, internet service, and IT services provider, to support the deployment and expansion of Indonesia’s broadband and wireless co...

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5G is on the Horizon — What Will It Take to Accelerate the Development of the Network of Networks

Mohammad Marashi, Vice President, Innovation With the first of the 5G networks beginning operations in 2019, business and consumer excitement for 5G is growing. While these initial deployments will be small in scale and relegated to urban areas, it is a critical first step toward 5G services becomin...

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Dependability as a Service: The Key to a Positive User Experience

Marc Langston, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Services For more than 100 years, variations on the motto “the customer is always right” have driven the way in which businesses approach the people who buy their products and use their services. And although the word “always” might...

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How Intelsat EpicNG and the Internet of Things are Helping the Chilean Aquaculture Sector Satiate the Global Appetite for Salmon

Juan Pablo Cofino, Regional Vice President, Latin America Satellite technology and salmon farming are two concepts that do not naturally come to mind for many people. However, they’ve come together for Andesat, one of Intelsat’s largest customers, to help farmers in Chile respond to growing glob...

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Breaking Technology Silos to Unleash Africa’s Broadband Potential

Brian Jakins, Regional Vice President, Africa Sales There has been much debate on what it will take to build out Africa’s broadband infrastructure.  Yet, there is very little consensus on what technology is best suited to do so, particularly when it comes to extending the infrastructure into ...

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Intelsat, Vodacom Mozambique Expand Mobile Connectivity to Support Growing Data Demand from Country’s Tourism Industry

Luxembourg, 12 November 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that Vodacom Mozambique has signed an agreement for a satellite solution that will provide 3G services that uniquely satisfy t...

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A Connected Pacific: Horizons 3e Is Final Piece in Global Intelsat EpicNG Network

Innovative Tech + New Business Models Will Transform the Region Terry Bleakley, RVP, Asia-Pacific, Intelsat Six years ago, Intelsat unveiled a revolutionary constellation of high-throughput satellites (HTS) that would deliver high-power spot-beam service to meet a range of maritime, aero and terrest...

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Intelsat and Q-KON Enable Large-Scale Broadband Access in Africa

IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise to power a range of broadband services to empower small businesses, schools and individuals throughout the sub-Saharan region Luxembourg, 17 October 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and lead...

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AMN and Intelsat Partner to Connect Ultra-Rural sub-Saharan Africa

Intelsat makes a strategic investment in AMN to accelerate the adoption of mobile connectivity in the region and close the digital divide London and Luxembourg, 16 October 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrat...

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Intelsat 38/Azerspace-2: Prepping the Spacecraft for Launch

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition The Intelsat 38/Azerspace-2 satellite, slated for launch on 7 September with Horizons 3e, carries a Ku-band payload that will provide continuity of service for the Intelsat 12 satellite located at 45 degrees East. Intelsat 38 will h...

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Intelsat and Dejero’s CellSat Provides Reliable Royal Wedding Coverage for Canadian News Broadcasters

By Jack Benjamin, Intelsat It was a world party where the global media, invited celebrities and nuptial-spectators gathered in the small village of Windsor to witness the much-publicized Royal union. While the Royal Wedding was a beautiful and fun day for so many, it was all business for the reporte...

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Intelsat Joins Smart Africa to Help Accelerate Africa’s Digital Transformation

Luxembourg, 5 June 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that it has joined Smart Africa during the Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali in May 2018. Established in 2013, Smart Africa is...

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Myanmar Expands Relationship with Intelsat to Enhance and Accelerate National Network Infrastructure Deployment

Government, Media and Private Networks to Leverage Hybrid Solution to Expand Access to All of Myanmar by 2022 Luxembourg and Myanmar, 1 June 2018 – Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today tha...

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Uganda Joins Forces with Intelsat, ITSO and MTN to Accelerate 3G Network Infrastructure Deployment in Rural Areas

Network Infrastructure from Gilat will Connect the Communities of Bufundi in Rubanda and Kibuku in Ntoroko; Enhance Economic and Social Programs Luxembourg, Uganda and Washington D.C., 4 May 2018 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated sat...

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Vodacom Business Nigeria and Intelsat Sign Agreement to Expand Broadband Connectivity Throughout West Africa

Luxembourg, 10 April 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that Vodacom Business Nigeria has signed an agreement for satellite services to expand its enterprise broadband networks and enab...

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Intelsat Selected by Gilat for Recent 4G Network Expansion in the United States

Luxembourg, 26 February 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, was selected by Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, to support Gilat’s solutions to ...

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Banding Together to Create a Better and More Connected World

Jean Philippe Gillet, Vice President and General Manager, Broadband With the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon us, massive advances in technology are driving unprecedented disruption at a velocity we haven’t experienced in generations. This creates challenges, but more importantly, it is unleashin...

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Intelsat Customer UNHCR Wins Changing Lives Award at AfricaCom 2017

Johannesburg, 16 November 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) customer United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently won the Changing Lives Award at the AfricaCom 2017 awards ceremony held 8 November 2017. The awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions,...

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Intelsat and Coca-Cola Partner to Promote Digital Access in Africa

Luxembourg, 07 November 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa. The p...

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New Service Models Will Expand Connectivity in Africa to Deliver the Benefits to More People

By Jean-Philippe Gillet Broadband connectivity is essential to driving economic growth and bringing essential services to communities, and satellites are the best way to deliver this connectivity to remote regions and areas where terrestrial services are just not feasible. Today, Africa is going thr...

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Intelsat, Gilat Add 4G Broadband Solution to Mobile Reach Solar Offering

Joint portfolio to deliver more expansion options for Mobile Network Operators Luxembourg and Petah Tikva, Israel, 01 November 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (...

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Intelsat details Caribbean, US hurricane relief effort

Intelsat has announced its support of a series of organizations providing relief services in the Caribbean as well as helping local and US businesses recover from the three hurricanes that devastated the regions. Read the full article here.  ...

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Intelsat Supports Hurricane Recovery Operations

Intelsat is providing communications services using its Globalized Network and IntelsatOne Flex managed service, a customizable offering that aggregates space segment. Read the full article here.  ...

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Connecting the Unconnected Requires more than Just Improved Technology

Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Broadband The fact that nearly 4 billion people around the world do not have access to internet connectivity is an oft-cited figure in the telecoms industry. Even more noteworthy, nearly three-quarters of those unconnected ...

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Intelsat Ups Middle East EpicNG distribution with Etisalat

Intelsat is working with Middle East and African telco, Etisalat, to expand the distribution of its Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region. Read the full article here. ...

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