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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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Intelsat General and partners support Team Rubicon for Bahamas Disaster Relief

On September 1st, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a category 5 hurricane, tying the record for the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall, lashing the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama.  Its slow rate of speed prolonged the islands’ exposure, causi...

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The Reimagination Imperative: Building Tomorrow’s Media Ecosystem

Bill O’Hara, General Manager, Media Many articles have been written about the disruption occurring within the media industry.  Media platforms have become fragmented and business models upended.  The fact of the matter is that this is not the first time—nor the last—that the content ...

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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 Achieves Mobile Milestone in sub-Saharan Africa, Making the Impossible Possible

By Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President and General Manager, Networks Nelson Mandela once said, “Our children are the rock on which our future will be built.” There has probably been no greater influence on the youth of today than the advancement of digital and communications technologies. As UN...

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Connectivity is a Basic Necessity; Intelsat and edotco Group are Working to Make Sure Everyone in Asia has Access

Terry Bleakley, Regional Vice President, Asia Basic connectivity is recognized around the globe as a critical factor in driving sustainable development and economic growth. And as the internet becomes more essential to the day-to-day activities of businesses, governments and individuals, providing u...

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No Passport Required: Leading Japanese Broadcaster Partners with Intelsat to Bring Viewers to Machu Picchu via BS4K

Bill O’Hara, General Manager, Media Each year, millions of tourists flock to the Andes mountains to take in the breathtaking hilltop views of Machu Picchu and immerse themselves in the lush vegetation and mysteries of the Incan empire. Because Machu Picchu is nestled in the slopes of Peru’s high...

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Investing for a C-band Future

Intelsat’s Commitment to C-band in Asia By Hazem Moakkit, Vice President of Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat For over 40 years customers worldwide have relied on C-band fixed-satellite services (FSS) for connectivity essential to economic development and the public interest: Media Broadcast – Dis...

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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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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 Maritime Network Enables KVH to Expand High-Speed Broadband VSAT Services to Smaller Vessels

By Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Mobility   Broadband connectivity to maritime and cruise ships has improved exponentially over the last few years. Passengers and crews have been able to benefit from the higher performance and improved efficiencies deliver...

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Horizons 3e: Delivering High-speed Wi-Fi to Airline Passengers Throughout Asia and Across the Pacific

Intelsat Adds Another HTS Satellite to its Vast and Growing Global Ku-Band Ecosystem to Meet Demands Of Airlines throughout Asia and Across the Pacific Demand for in-flight connectivity in Asia Pacific will soar in the next decade, as passengers on flights that can last up to 17 hours take advantage...

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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 th...

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