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Fasten Your Seatbelts: It’s Time for Business Jet Connectivity to Soar

Business jet passengers pay a premium for a best-in-class travel experience and expect inflight connectivity to match. They want instant access to the same high-speed, reliable broadband they have on the ground and the ability to instantly tap into VPN access, VoIP and data-heavy apps, whether for w...

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Digital Television is Transforming the Viewing Experience for African Households

By Rob Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager, Media African television broadcasters are racing against the clock. By June 17th, 2020, broadcasters in multiple African countries are expected to migrate their terrestrial television signals from analogue to digital. The digital terrestrial televi...

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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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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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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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Intelsat’s Galaxy Postcards Offer Free, Multicultural Programming in 30 Different Languages

Rob Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager, Media Have you ever relocated or traveled to a foreign country and craved a reminder of life back home? Perhaps you wanted a favorite dish, or to meet someone who spoke your language, or just wanted to see a familiar television show. Finding that conn...

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Reach all of Asia Pacific on ‘Hot-Beam’: Intelsat’s Latest MCPC Solution Delivers Unprecedented Coverage for Distribution to Cable and IPTV Platforms

Rob Cerbone, Vice President and General Manager, Media For many international programmers, Asia Pacific can be a very dynamic, yet daunting region. For one it is geographically vast.  With countries ranging from China and Japan to Thailand and Singapore; India and Malaysia to Australia and New ...

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Horizons 3e: Redefining True Broadband Connectivity on the High Seas

Mark Rasmussen, VP and GM, Mobility, Intelsat With its large population spread across a vast area and a geography dominated by water, no region depends more on the shipping sector than the Asia Pacific and Oceania. The trade and economic growth of the region are reliant on thousands of vessels of al...

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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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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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CANAL + INTERNATIONAL (formerly CANAL+OVERSEAS) and the Power of Intelsat 35e: Paving the Way for Expansion in the French Caribbean

Rhys Morgan, Regional Vice President, Europe Sales, Intelsat Viewers across the world are clamoring for more high quality, regionalized content wherever they reside. Pay-TV operators are looking at ways to meet their viewers’ needs, expand their programming in the most cost-efficient way and at t...

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Staying Connected, Updated and Safe on the Road

By Andrew Faiola, Director, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Mobility Sales, Intelsat Many mobile communications networks are widespread and reliable enough that you can drive just about anywhere the road is paved without losing the connection needed to make a phone call or send a text. And if the sign...

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Growth of Pay-TV Market in Africa Slowed by Lack of Internet Connectivity

By Hans Geldenhuys, Intelsat’s Managing Sales Director, Africa The way in which people in Africa watch television is as varied and diverse as the continent itself. Families with cable might gather around a large flat-screen television in a suburban living room.  Young people in citi...

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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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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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Made for America

Why our market-based C-band proposal is impractical for other parts of the world By Hazem Moakkit, Intelsat’s Vice President of Spectrum Strategy For at least the past decade, Intelsat and other satellite operators have been urging regulators to protect C-band from encroachment by mobile network...

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Three Things on Which We’ll Never Compromise

By Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing In the few weeks since we announced that we partnered with Intel Corporation to submit a creative, market-based, joint-use C-band proposal to the FCC, we have had many discussions with our broadcast customers regarding our ...

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How Satellite Networks Can Protect Connected Cars from Getting Hacked

By Vinit Duggal, Chief Information Security Officer, Intelsat Hardly a week goes by without the announcement of another large database of consumer information being hacked by unknown cyber criminals. The breach of credit card or identity data is serious, but the potential harm is mostly financial. ...

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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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New, Flexible Satellite Solutions Improve Maritime Efficiency

By Mark Rasmussen With more than a decade of experience providing critical satellite capacity to the global maritime industry, Intelsat is keenly aware of the challenges faced by service providers who deliver satellite connectivity across all the maritime sectors we serve. Those sectors include com...

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Supporting the Expansion of Regional Banking and Economic Growth in Africa with High Throughput Satellite Networks

Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Many growing businesses would like to expand their operations to capture more revenue opportunities, and these owners often take it for granted that the banking services necessary for facilitating payroll and other...

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Getting Ahead of the Change

Protecting satellite C-band spectrum and accelerating 5G growth Imagine the chaos that would ensue if airlines suddenly had to share the same airport gates with buses. Neither mode of transportation would be able to function properly, leading to unacceptable service to customers of both transports. ...

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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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Reaching Multi-Cultural Audiences in North America to Maximize Content Distribution

By Rob Cerbone, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Media Services Viewers migrating to other countries miss many aspects of their homeland. Television programming need not be on the list.  For content producers, there is an opportunity to find a vastly engaged audience for your co...

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Are you Making the Most of Your LATAM Programming Opportunities?

By Jack Benjamin, Intelsat As connectivity becomes more pervasive the world over, the demand for high-quality programming is growing across regions. In recent years, the Latin American market has emerged as an area poised for expansion; the region currently boasts 620 million cable consumers, more a...

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Broadcasting beyond the Congestion: How Satellites Can Strengthen Live TV Coverage through Blended Network Delivery

By Peter Ostapiuk, Head of Media Services, Intelsat The options available to broadcasters for getting live video from the scene of a breaking news or sporting event back to the studio or production facility have never been greater—or more confusing! While newsgathering trucks, equipped with conven...

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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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Using HTS to Unlock Broadband Penetration Across Oceania

Robert Suber, Managing Sales Director, Asia Pacific Connectivity is an integral part of transforming community life and has proven socio-economic benefits. According to independent studies cited by the International Telecommunications Union, a 10 percent increase in broadband penetration results in ...

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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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