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Intelsat’s Restructuring will help Transform Satellite for a New Age of Connectivity A Q&A with CEO Stephen Spengler

The following interview with Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler ran in Connectivity Business on May 21, 2020. The full text of is reprinted here with the permission of Connectivity Business. To access the original article on the Connectivity Business website, please click here.   “Intelsat’s res...

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Chief Commercial Officer on Intelsat’s Unwavering Commitment to Customers

Intelsat is “continuing to move business forward – at full speed and without interruption” Over the last 50 years, Intelsat has proudly fueled the success of our valued customers around the globe, helping them achieve extraordinary goals, facilitated by our secure and reliable connectivity and...

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Cellular Coverage and Internet Access bring Life-changing Results to People in Remote Areas of Latin America

We often take for granted our access to technology. For people living in many countries, however, that luxury is often hard to come by. Peruvian cocoa farmer William Tabera William Tabera is a cocoa producer in Centroamérica, San Martín, Peru. His family plucks the fruit pods and processes the see...

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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 CEO on Connectivity Best Practices during COVID-19 and beyond

CEO Stephen Spengler participates in ITU “Digital Cooperation” webinar series Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler recently spoke about broadband connectivity best practices in the time of Covid-19 during a virtual event hosted by the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)...

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The connectivity transformation has begun and legacy networks won’t be the future solution

Organizations in nearly every sector are looking to increase operating efficiencies and improve processes. Whether for supporting advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, autonomous operations or connected continuity across multiple sites, the digital transformation is rapidly underway. This tran...

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Intelsat’s Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

Environment, community and people are focal points of company’s CSR work For more than 50 years, Intelsat has been connecting the world with satellite technology. We’re perhaps best known for bringing monumental events, from the Moon landing and royal weddings, into the living rooms of millions...

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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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The Engineers of Intelsat

Intelsat engineers pioneered satellite technology and created the satellite communications industry during the 1960’s space race. Today, our engineers continue to push the boundaries of technical innovation, creating new integrated solutions that connect people, businesses and communities – ...

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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 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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5 Easy, In-Flight Connectivity Wins Commercial Airlines Can Score Today to Increase NPS and Drive Customer Loyalty

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastion made headlines last month when he said his company was working hard to offer free Wi-Fi to its passengers. His comments didn’t come as a surprise to anyone in the aviation industry. After all, in-flight connectivity and entertainment have a positive impact on an airli...

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Satellite in a 5G World

There is broad and growing agreement that satellites will play a key role in 5G. Just last week, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) agreed to define satellite-integration specifications in an upcoming release of its 5G technical standards. The consensus that satellite should be part of th...

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SD-WAN + Satellites: Showcasing What’s Possible

By Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President and General Manager, Networks Our team recently returned from MEF19 in Los Angeles. For those who aren’t familiar with the MEF organization, it was founded in 2001 as the Metro Ethernet Forum, an international nonprofit industry consortium in...

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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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