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2017 Outlook for Europe

European Consumers Watch More and Expect More – But Are Frugal When They Have to Pay for Content and Connectivity By Joost Hageman, Senior Principal Regional Marketing Manager Like much of the developed world, consumers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa are looking for better access to n...

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Arianespace to launch Intelsat 39

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Intelsat is Named Satellite Operator of the Year at 2016 Arab States Broadcasting Union BroadcastPro Selevision Awards

Award recognizes Intelsat’s satellite communications leadership in the Middle East and Africa Luxembourg and Dubai, 15 November 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, tonight was named “Satellite Opera...

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Customers’ Vital Contributions Receive Deserved Recognition

AfricaCom is always a great opportunity to connect with those involved in the digital economy in Africa. A highlight of the event is the annual AfricaCom Awards, billed as “Promoting Digital Excellence in Africa.” That’s something that Intelsat, serving Africa since 1965, is proud to support. ...

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High Throughput Capacity on the Horizon in the POR

By Terry Bleakley, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific The announcement that Intelsat will launch an Intelsat EpicNG satellite to serve the Pacific Ocean Region (POR) is welcome news for providers of commercial and government fixed and mobile broadband services.  Horizons 3e, as it will be called...

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Intelsat Joins in Historic Charter to Support Humanitarian Efforts

By Dianne VanBeber, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Intelsat plays a vital role in recovery efforts after nearly every natural disaster, globally.  For example, we donated satellite solutions in support of: Red Cross & Team Rubicon Relief Efforts in Nepal N...

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LEO x GEO = Innovation Squared

By Thierry Guillemin, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer A short time ago, I wrote about the strengths and limitations of LEO systems and my belief that LEO constellations can be a complementary, rather than competing, offering to GEO satellites. Today’s announcement of our st...

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A Harbinger of the Interconnected World

“The mountains have been leveled and the oceans dried up by 85 pounds of scientific jewelry with a six watt signal,” said Frank Stanton on CBS News, 6 April 1965. On that day, Intelsat launched the world’s first commercial satellite, known as “Early Bird.” However, if Early Bird was a “b...

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How to Get Ahead of the Technology Curve

Intelsat’s Chief Technology Officer, Thierry Guillemin, says that the rate of change in the satellite sector in the next decade will outpace that of the last fifty years. Think about that: it took fifty years to evolve an industry from Early Bird (able to carry 240 phone calls OR one television ch...

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Infographic: Fast-Forward to a 4K Future

Intelsat commissioned an independent research firm in July 2014 to survey media executives from our global customer base on awareness of and plans for 4K UHDTV content demand, development and distribution. The results, displayed here, feature the opinions of media professionals representing&nbs...

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Looking Back to Look Forward

By Dave McGlade, Chairman and CEO Investors are always impressed when I say that our business planning is done in 15 year cycles. In this business, it is the only way. As the world becomes smaller and smaller – due in large part to the kind of ubiquitous connectivity that Intelsat provides – we ...

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New Building. New Era.

This is a big year for Intelsat. Not just because it’s the 50th anniversary of our company’s founding in 1964. And not just because we have several of our next-generation Intelsat EpicNG satellites under construction. This is the year that we move our U.S. administrative headquarters to a new bu...

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