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Perspective: It Takes an Ecosystem to Hyperconnect the World

There’s no doubt about it, increased connectivity underlies nearly every major trend today – from the Internet of Things to mobile commerce to smart cars and wearable technology. We’re becoming a hyperconnected society and it’s changing virtually every aspect of how we live our lives. It’s...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: In Orbit Testing Underway

By Richard Laurie, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Without question, the launch of Intelsat 29e (IS-29e) on 27 January was an incredible moment. However, that was merely a prelude for those of us responsible for putting IS-29e into service. It’s been a busy couple of weeks! As pl...

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To Preserve Spectrum Going Forward, Collaboration is Key

By Gonzalo de Dios, Associate General Counsel The fifth annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference, organized by Forum Global, took place last week in Washington, D.C. The conference included a diverse mix of stakeholders from the Americas involved in the management and coordination of spectrum ...

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Perspective: Is Being Global Enough?

With an Internet connection, virtually anyone can establish a business to trade goods, services and information worldwide. Frankly, it doesn’t take much to be “global” these days beyond a Web presence and perhaps representation in multiple geographies. According to a McKinsey study, cross-bord...

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Putting Intelsat EpicNG to Work at Sea and in the Air

By Karen Schmidt, Vice President, Marketing Just a week ago, we launched our first Intelsat EpicNG satellite, Intelsat 29e (IS-29e). At Intelsat, we believe in enabling access to content and connectivity anywhere in the world; that’s why we’re committed to launching new satellites and developing...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Orbit Raising Underway

By Richard Laurie, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition The first of Intelsat’s new high throughput Intelsat EpicNG satellites was launched on an Ariane 5 vehicle on the evening of 27 January. It was a picture-perfect launch, blasting off right on time. Within 30 minutes of lift-off,...

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How to Reach All U.S. Cable Subscribers

This infographic shows the advantages of satellite in reaching all U.S. cable subscribers with flexibility and cost-efficiency. ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: An Epic Start

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Thursday night’s launch of Intelsat 29e was probably one of the most satisfying launches of my career – and not just because this was the first Intelsat EpicNG satellite, representing the next generation of satellite design in the ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: All Systems Go

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition I have had the privilege of working with Arianespace on Intelsat missions for over 25 years. After all that time, every mission is still exciting. But I have to say that working on the launch of Intelsat 29e has been especially fulfill...

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IS-29e Launch: Satellite Attached to the Launcher

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Pose coiffe sur lanceur VA228 au BAF le 19/01/2016 It has been an exciting few days here in French Guiana as we have continued preparations for the launch of Intelsat 29e, now less than a week away, on Wednesday, 27 January. After the ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Fueled and Ready

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Intelsat 29e is now fueled for its years-long mission in orbit. With various tests and the fueling procedure now behind us, those of us on the ground in French Guiana can take a moment and reflect on the impact that this one satellite ...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Propulsion Fuel Loading Underway

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition With two weeks until the launch of Intelsat 29e, excitement is building at the launch site in French Guiana. Since I last wrote, I’ve been to Paris for the formal acceptance of the launch vehicle by Arianespace, travelled back to Cal...

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Satellite Provides the Key to the Connected Car

By Jay Yass, Vice President, Market Development Delivering bandwidth to the “connected car” offers a major market opportunity for communications companies while at the same time giving auto manufacturers a more efficient way to update software in the under-the-hood computers increasingly vital t...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: Post-Arrival Activities Underway

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Late Friday, the Intelsat 29e satellite arrived safely at the Guiana Space Centre or, as it is known, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), on the eastern side of South America. After years of designing, constructing and testing the satellite...

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Intelsat 29e Launch: The Start of an Epic(NG) Journey

By Brian Sing, Senior Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition This is an exciting week at Intelsat, as we formally begin the operations phase of the Intelsat 29e (IS-29e) launch, set for 27 January 2016. For me, the journey to launch IS-29e started several years ago. This is probably my 40th laun...

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Customers’ Vital Contributions Receive Deserved Recognition

AfricaCom is always a great opportunity to connect with those involved in the digital economy in Africa. A highlight of the event is the annual AfricaCom Awards, billed as “Promoting Digital Excellence in Africa.” That’s something that Intelsat, serving Africa since 1965, is proud to support. ...

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The Promise of the Future in the Satellite Industry

At the SATCON show in New York in November, Kay Sears, President of Intelsat General Corporation, participated on the opening keynote panel, entitled, “The Satellite Industry Today and Tomorrow – A Dialogue between Today’s Industry Leaders and the Promise of the Future.” A few themes came th...

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Following the Action in America’s Greatest Cycling Race

The 10th Anniversary edition of the Amgen Tour of California cycling stage race got underway on May 10th with 144 cyclists from 18 elite professional teams from around the world. For ten years, this race has annually hosted Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champion cyclists. Th...

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Digitally Speaking: Satellite Drives Content Delivery in Africa

As countries throughout Africa embrace digital TV, the continent is expected to experience a steep increase in the number of DTT households within the next few years. Balancing Act  ascertains that almost 5 million homes (approximately 5% of the total number of TV households in Africa) currently h...

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The Mobile Broadband Evolution in Africa

By Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa As the mobile industry evolves from 2G to 3G, from 3G to 4G and then to 5G and beyond, the impact on a region’s commercial, socio-economic and educational opportunities cannot be underestimated. In fact, that transformation ...

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High Throughput Capacity on the Horizon in the POR

By Terry Bleakley, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific The announcement that Intelsat will launch an Intelsat EpicNG satellite to serve the Pacific Ocean Region (POR) is welcome news for providers of commercial and government fixed and mobile broadband services.  Horizons 3e, as it will be called...

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Innovations in Internships: Cultivating the Next Generation of Talent

By Michelle Bryan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer With the discovery of water on Mars, astronaut Scott Kelly spending a year on the International Space Station and #BeAnAstronaut trending on Twitter, it’s safe to say that space is cool again. Of cour...

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Haitian Orphans Connect to the World Thanks to Satellite

It has been more than five years since the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake decimated the island nation of Haiti. While the country still strives to rebuild and regain its socioeconomic footing, one company has made a commitment to aiding more than 450 orphans who live in an orphanage five hours...

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Intelsat Joins in Historic Charter to Support Humanitarian Efforts

By Dianne VanBeber, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Intelsat plays a vital role in recovery efforts after nearly every natural disaster, globally.  For example, we donated satellite solutions in support of: Red Cross & Team Rubicon Relief Efforts in Nepal N...

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Just for Kids

Hey, kids! Did you know that you use satellites every day? This infographic shows how satellites in space are at work here on Earth.   ...

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IS-34 Arrives at Its Destination, Begins Service

By Joe Chan, Director, Flight Dynamics Last in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). News about our recently launched satellite, Intelsat 34, may have seemed quiet over the past few weeks. But here in the Flight Dynamics group at our East Coast Operations ...

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In-Air and Online with IntelsatOne Flex

IntelsatOne® Flex can give Airline Service Providers the power and scalability to fulfill clients’ and passengers’ needs in the air. This infographic explains. ...

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Intelsat 34 Continues to Pass the Test

By Bertram Nagarajah, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). It’s been just over three weeks since the launch of Intelsat 34, and those of us on site at our East Coast Operations Center in Tysons Corner, ...

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Optimizing Occasional Use Services via Intelsat’s Strategic Sales Partner Network

Intelsat launched the Strategic Sales Partner (SSP) Program, a framework that recognizes, rewards, and supports the company’s Occasional Use (OU) partnerships. The SSP Program combines the strength of Intelsat’s global satellite fleet and terrestrial network, IntelsatOne®, with the SSP par...

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Are You Ready for What’s Next in TV Distribution? We Are.

By Ken Takagi, Director, Media Services Innovation This week, Intelsat will take part in a demonstration of the next cutting edge television technology, one that is just beginning to reach the market with TV sets from major manufacturers. At the International Broadcasting Conference (IBC) in Amsterd...

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