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Keeping Mobile Customers Connected (and Happy) When Outages Occur

Whether texting a friend, checking the latest weather or news, or calling 911 for assistance, mobile subscribers depend on continuous, quality connectivity when using their cellular-enabled mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops). When that connectivity is unexpectedly interrupted, subscriber...

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Intelsat and Andesat bring Mobile Broadband to Rural Communities in Perú

Andesat Perú launches “#TeConectamosPerú” to expand life-changing cellular and internet coverage to remote areas of Latin America *Versión en español disponible bajo pedido* Coral Gables, FL & Lima, Perú – Intelsat (NYSE: I) and Andesat are partnering to bring end-to-end mobile broad...

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The Future Begins Here: How Satellite Backhaul Enables a Brighter Tomorrow

Intelsat-hosted webinar details alternatives for quickly and economically closing the connectivity gap It’s common knowledge that internet connectivity brings socio-economic benefits to individuals and communities around the world. For most people who live and work in rural areas, however, the on...

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Intelsat and AMN Bring Mobile Connectivity to 1,000th Site in Sub-Saharan Africa

Eighteen-month partnership has helped connect 3.5 million people This month, we celebrated an incredible milestone with our partner Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) – connecting the 1,000th remote site and bringing access to 3.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Intelsat and AMN entered into a par...

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MEV-1: A look back at Intelsat’s groundbreaking journey

Pioneering in-space servicing in support of our customers On April 2, 2020, Intelsat 901 (IS-901) returned to service after docking with Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) in geostationary orbit. Intelsat celebrated IS-901’s mission-extension milestone almost 55 years to the da...

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Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2020 Intelsat 901 Satellite Returns to Service Using Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle Combined spacecraft stack now fully operational as companies demonstrate advantages of satellite life-extension service MCLEAN and DULLES, Va. – April 17, 2020 – I...

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CEO Stephen Spengler on Intelsat’s COVID-19 Response

Company remains committed to keeping customers and partners supported, informed and connected during these challenging times The Coronavirus pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on people and businesses around the world. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of those directly and personally aff...

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Intelsat Selects SpaceX to Launch Intelsat 40e Satellite

A rendering of Intelsat 40e, courtesy of Maxar Technologies. McLean, VA – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected SpaceX as its launch partner for Intelsat 40e (IS-40e). The launch is planned for 2022 on SpaceX’s American-built Falcon 9 launch vehicle. “We look forward to working with SpaceX to launch...

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Historic First Docking of Mission Extension Vehicle with Intelsat 901 Satellite

Companies demonstrate groundbreaking satellite life-extension service DULLES, Va. – Feb. 26, 2020 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, have successfully completed the first docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) ...

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Telecom, technology, and aviation industry leaders join forces to create the HAPS Alliance

Group of companies united in goal of connecting more people, places and things by using the stratosphere FEBRUARY 21, 2020 – A group of global industry leaders today announced that they are forming the HAPS Alliance, an association of world-leading telecommunications, technology, aviation, and aer...

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Maxar Technologies Will Build Next-Generation Intelsat Epic Geostationary Communications Satellite with NASA Hosted Payload

Launching in 2022, Intelsat 40e Will Provide High-performance Coverage to North and Central America Westminster, Colo. & McLean, Va. – February 3, 2020 – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has selected Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space...

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Intelsat Helps American Forces Network bring Super Bowl 54 to U.S. Troops around the World

Intelsat’s C-band Fleet has Supported AFN Content Distribution for 15+ Years Former U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Josh Hauser knows what it’s like to serve overseas and miss out on important events back home. “When things like the Super Bowl or March Madness roll around, it can be hard – your m...

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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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Intelsat and Stratosat Power Business Expansion and Enable International Commerce across Central Africa

Luxembourg, 13 August 2019 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) announced today an agreement with Stratosat Datacom that provides for the delivery of high-speed broadband services to sites across Central Africa by integrating managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput global network with...

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Horizons 3e Fact Sheet

Bringing the next level of high-throughput services to Asia-Pacific and expanding coverage in the Pacific Ocean, Horizons 3e completes Intelsat EpicNG‘s global coverage. Learn more about Horizons 3e here. ...

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Enterprise & Mobile Backhaul Services in Africa – Teledata Mozambique

To reduce the management and operational complexity of running two networks, Teledata Mozambique, a leading service provider in Mozambique, uses Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites to consolidate its mobile backhaul and enterprise networks to one platform for more efficient and cost effective...

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Salmon Production in Chile

Andesat, a satellite service provider in Chile, took advantage of Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS) technology in order to maintain around-the-clock insight into farming activities, ensure compliance with regulations and enable instant communications between the fish farming pontoons a...

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Rural Connectivity in Pakistan – Supernet

Supernet, Pakistan’s leading satellite network service provider and systems integrator, chose Intelsat’s EpicNG platform in order to accelerate broadband access across the country, enable the growth of commerce and improve quality of life for communities. View the case study here. ...

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Intelsat Joins GSMA to Spur Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial Solutions, Create Hybrid Networks, and Advance 5G Development

Stronger relationships with mobile operators, ubiquitous broadband services, and hybrid networks will meet fast-growing connectivity demands and fulfill promise of 5G Luxembourg, 8 January 2019 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrat...

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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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Rede Amazônica Expands High-Definition Television Distribution to the Amazon via Intelsat 14

Luxembourg, 17 October 2018 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, today announced that Rede Amazônica, an affiliate of Rede Globo, will rely on Intelsat to accelerate and expand the reach of its high definition...

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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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Securing Content in a Multi-Platform World: Six Questions Every Media Broadcaster and Programmer Need to Ask

Vinit Duggal, Vice President, Network Engineering In the media world, the quality, reliability and unique nature of a broadcaster’s or programmer’s content is king.  While piracy has been an issue for years, as more consumers cut their cable cord and content moves across multiple platforms,...

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Intelsat Satellite Solutions are Front and Center at Recent Global Events

Rob Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager, Media It’s been an exciting few months for watching live coverage of significant global events. People around the world have enjoyed viewing the Tour de France, 2018 World Cup in Moscow, the historic Singapore Summit and the Royal Wedding in Windsor...

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Welcoming Horizons 3e to French Guiana

By Ralph Goldstein, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition August 8th began bright and early. The team departed from the hotel at 6 am so that we would not be late for the arrival of the Horizons 3e satellite at the Cayenne airport. The Russian built Antonov is one of the only airplanes in the w...

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Horizons 3e Arrives in French Guiana amid Preparations for September 7th Launch on Ariane 5

Covering Asia Pacific and the Pacific Ocean Regions, Horizons 3e to Complete Intelsat EpicNG Global Coverage Luxembourg, 9 August 2018 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced today that Horizons ...

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

Innovative Tech + New Business Models Will Transform the Region Terry Bleakley, Regional Vice President, 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 mariti...

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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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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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The Media Network for the Future: Introducing Galaxy 30

By Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications  Whether your household was cheering ‘Roll Tide!’ or ‘Go Dawgs!’ last week, you were one of the 28.4 million people benefiting from Intelsat’s North America Galaxy Fleet, the most efficien...

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