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Advanced vehicle antennas will enable high-throughput satellite connections

By Mark Rasmussen, Vice President & General Manager, Mobility New cars have been equipped with satellite antennas since the early 2000s, when both satellite radio and GPS navigation first became widely available to motorists. But those automotive antennas, typically a shark-fin shaped appendage ...

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Broadband Demand

In this feature MarineLink article, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager of Mobility, Mark Rasmussen discusses the maritime sector and the critical role satellite connectivity plays in meeting the communications expectations of ship owners, passengers and crews. Rasmussen also sh...

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Intelsat Appoints New Leaders to Advance Broadband, Mobility and Media Businesses

Jean-Philippe Gillet named Vice President and General Manager of Broadband; Mark Rasmussen named Vice President and General Manager of Mobility; and Robert Cerbone joins as Vice President and General Manager of Media, focusing resources on delivering innovations for high growth customer applications...

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For Faster Inflight Wi-Fi, the Satellites Have Arrived and the Antennas Are on the Way

By Mark Rasmussen, Vice President & General Manager, Mobility  Anyone who has tried to connect to the Internet from an airplane over the past couple of years has experienced the quality progression of inflight Wi-Fi. Passengers have gone from no connectivity initially to having the ability ...

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Intelsat Exec on Future Collaboration with OneWeb

In this Satellite Today article, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kurt Riegelman discusses the company’s plans post the unconsummated OneWeb merger, growth in the mobility market and Intelsat’s continued focus on high-throughput satellite technology.  ...

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Satellites are Critical for IoT Sector to Reach its Full Potential

In a recent TechCrunch article, Mohammad Marashi, Intelsat’s Vice President of Innovation & Service Architecture shares his thoughts about how satellite technology will be critical in supporting the development of the IoT sector and new innovations such as the connected car and autonomous vehi...

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Satellites Creating a Route from the Connected Ship to the Smart Ship

By Mark Rasmussen, Vice President & General Manager, Mobility Mark RasmussenVice President & General Manager, Mobility Just a couple of years ago, most talk about providing satellite connectivity to commercial ships at sea revolved around the needs of the crew to be connected to friends and ...

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Broadband on the High Seas

Broadband on the High Seas: What you Need to Know These service providers, which offer telephony, Internet, and enterprise broadband networks and applications to their customers at sea, understand the importance of reliable connectivity in today’s marketplace. Indeed, satellite-based infrastructur...

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Debunking the Myths of Airline Connectivity

Before you plan your inflight connectivity (IFC) strategy, get the real story about these five satellite myths. Nearly every major airline is planning its digital strategy and investing in IFC technologies to realize the promise of the connected future. The benefits are well-known – from improving...

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“Smart Planes” of the Future

The Sky’s the Limit By Matthieu Richard,  Product Marketing Manager, Aeronautical & Future Market Segments Commercial air travel has been around for more than a century, and it’s come a long way since its humble beginnings. The first commercial flight in 1914 carried one passenger ...

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Maritime Operators Need Increased Satellite Connectivity and Greater Efficiency

By Mark Richman, Director, Product Management, Mobility Services The global maritime industry is passing through some rough seas, as shipping companies face a glutted commercial shipping market that requires greater operating efficiency in order to eke out slim profits from container, commodities a...

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True Broadband Will Transform the Seas Starting in 2016

By Matthieu Richard, Product Marketing Manager, Maritime and Aero The maritime sector helps drive the global economy, and it relies on communications to perform. But for decades, the throughput available to vessels has been minimal. Maritime operators have maximized the bandwidth they have had, but ...

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Intelsat and Kymeta Complete Major Milestones;Intelsat Acquires Equity Stake in Kymeta

Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer to Join Kymeta’s Board of Directors Luxembourg, Seattle, WA and Washington, D.C., 07 March, 2017: After achieving critical development milestones for the mTennaTM antennas combined with the introduction of KĀLOTM services, Intelsat, (NYSE: I)...

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Intelsat: Satellites in the Driverless Car Sector

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Satellites to Provide Vital Link to Connected Cars

Jay Yass, Vice President, Business Development Terrestrial Wi-Fi and cellular networks support just a portion of the grid that will be required to allow fully autonomous vehicles to navigate city streets and highways. Satellites will play an equally important role in delivering secure software updat...

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2017 Trends in Mobility

Moving Closer to Delivering the Home WiFi Experience to Users on the Move Mark Richman, Director, Product Management, Mobility The mobility sector remains one of the most dynamic and growing opportunities for broadband providers, driven by the demand that end users want to remain connected at all ti...

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Marlink Secures Global Intelsat EpicNG Coverage for Maritime Customers with Agreement for Services on Horizons 3e

Intelsat EpicNG Platform Will Deliver Fast, High Quality Connectivity to Vessels in the Pacific Ocean Luxembourg, 17 November 2016 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Marlink, the globa...

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Gogo Adds Intelsat 29e Services to Provide Broadband Connectivity for Aircraft Crossing the North Atlantic

Performance and Ease of Accessibility Offered by First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite Enable Gogo to Begin Immediate Delivery of Improved Inflight Wi-Fi for Passengers Luxembourg, 17 November 2016 – Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading ...

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Epic Future for Superyacht Comms?

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Intelsat’s Recipe for Success

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At IBC and VSAT, Talk Abounds of Challenges and Evolving Technologies

Before the recent IBC and VSAT conferences fade too far from memory, we want to share some of the insights Intelsat’s leaders gained at these events after attending presentations and talking to customers. Below, Intelsat’s attendees discuss the most talked-about challenges, and the main technolo...

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Intelsat Maritime Solutions

In the maritime sector, the demands for broadband connectivity are exploding. Routes are continually evolving. Operational,regulatory, passenger and crew requirements are putting added pressure on ship operators to provide reliable service throughout a vessel’s entire journey. Applications that mo...

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Satellite Security for Connected Cars

Safety is paramount for connected and autonomous automobiles. They demand failsafe and ubiquitous communication that is more than tamper resistant – it must have the reliability and dependability of a technology on which human life depends. Satellite systems provide an attractive solution. A sa...

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Making the Mobilized, Globalized

When we hear the statistic that 4.1 billion of the world’s citizens are unconnected, we tend to picture remote villages of Alaska or isolated communities in the bush in Africa. And though those places may have little or no broadband Internet access, there is another population of people who becom...

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Extending Wi-Fi to the Sky

How Satellites Support Airline Profitability With so many planes seeking satellite coverage along popular routes, networks may struggle to support bandwidth demands and supply satisfying user experiences. Intelsat’s platform addresses these concerns with intelligent network design. Satellites ...

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Gogo Partners with Intelsat on Major Capacity Agreement Across Intelsat Globalized Network and Becomes Anchor Tenant for World’s First GEO/LEO Shared Network

Gogo customers to get pole-to-pole and gate-to-gate coverage from the 10 Tbps shared Intelsat EpicNG/OneWeb network Luxembourg, Chicago and Washington D.C, 07 March 2016 – Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviat...

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The Globalized Network Brochure

Envision the impossible. Connect without boundaries. Transform how we live. The Intelsat Globalized Network is the first and only network of its kind, letting anyone connect with anyone else, anywhere on the planet. The Intelsat Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone wi...

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