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The Power of Satellite Service in Latin America

As in every part of the world, media consumption in Latin America is changing. By 2022, there will be 120 million broadband households – and 52 million of them will be in Brazil. Smartphone penetration in Latin America will reach a 70% penetration rate by 2020. Already, in 2015, 86% of internet us...

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Intelsat in Latin America | Infographic

Throughout Latin America, Intelsat services enable connectivity, entertainment and education. The numbers say it best. ...

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For the Intelsat 34 Mission Team, the Launch was the Beginning

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). The launch of Intelsat 34 last Thursday was as exciting as they come! But while it was nothing less than “success in motion,” as the twit...

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Ready to Roll…to the Launch Pad, That Is

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). With less than a week to the launch of Intelsat 34 on 20 August, much has been accomplished in the last few days, and IS-34 is now ready to be rolled o...

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The Camaraderie of the Intelsat 34 Launch Campaign

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). There is a special kind of esprit de corps one experiences as part of a launch campaign like that of Intelsat 34. Far away from home in tropical French...

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Final Standalone Intelsat 34 Operation Complete

By Todd Schilb, Program Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). It’s great to be back on-site to witness another satellite launch. It really never gets old and I’m happy to be taking up where Mohinder left off a...

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Launch Preparations Continue as Intelsat 34 Weighs in

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office. Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). It was a great day on Friday, when we completed the latest step in the process of getting ready for the 20 August launch of Intelsat 34. Tha...

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Let the Final Launch Preparations Begin: Intelsat 34 at the Guiana Space Center

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office (pictured) Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34).  I’ve been so busy, I can’t believe it’s been more than a week since I stood on the runway and watched the touchdown of our...

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Intelsat 34: Our Next Satellite Set to Launch

By Mohinder Guru, Senior Manager, Intelsat Spacecraft Program Office (pictured) First in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 34 (IS-34). I never get tired of the astonishing feat of launching a satellite into space. This is my 12th launch while working for Intelsa...

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Integrating the Digital Payload into Intelsat 29e

By Peter Huang, Senior Manager, Space Systems Acquisition Part of a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the launch of Intelsat 29e (IS-29e), the first Intelsat EpicNG® high throughput satellite, set to be launched in early 2016. In an important milestone, the digital payload on IS-29e (pic...

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LEO x GEO = Innovation Squared

By Thierry Guillemin, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer A short time ago, I wrote about the strengths and limitations of LEO systems and my belief that LEO constellations can be a complementary, rather than competing, offering to GEO satellites. Today’s announcement of our st...

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How to Secure the Network on a Connected Airliner?

By James Collett, Head of Mobility & Energy At the Global Connected Aircraft Summit in Chantilly, Virginia, earlier this month, it was clear that advances in satellite, antenna and ground technologies are all enabling more connected aircraft around the globe. Whilst the addition of passenger air...

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Putting the First High Throughput Satellite to the Test

By Peter Huang, Senior Manager, Space Systems Acquisition First in a series from Intelsat team members overseeing the construction and launch of Intelsat 29e, the first Intelsat EpicNG® high throughput satellite, set to be launched in early 2016. At Intelsat, we will be marking each milestone as we...

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5 Trends on the Rise in Mobility Services Down Under

By Patrick French, Head of Business Development, Asia-Pacific While Intelsat is a global company, providing coverage of 99% of the world’s populated regions, we are organized regionally in order to address the unique demands of businesses and their end-users in different parts of the world. After ...

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Is FSS Falling Short?

By Stephen Spengler, Chief Executive Officer This week, the communications sector converges on Singapore for the annual CommunicAsia conference, which was preceded by CASBAA, the association for digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia. This yea...

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It’s Costly to Upgrade a Maritime Network, but Can Service Providers Afford to Put it Off?

By Chris Insall, Senior Principal Product Manager, Maritime Services, Mobility Product Management The maritime sector – from shipping companies to the offshore segment to cruise ship operators – is undergoing a sea change. Broadband demands are exploding, routes are changing and, in many instanc...

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Envisioning the Satellite of the Future

By Jean-Luc Froeliger, Vice President, Satellite Operations & Engineering With nanosats, cubesats, smallsats, balloons and drones capturing the attention of the news media these days, there is no better time to talk about the FSS satellite of the future. In fact, there are exciting opportunities...

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How Can Airlines Best Deliver Wi-Fi to Passengers?

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What Matters Most When it Comes to Audience Reach?

Content owners and distribution platform service providers are always looking for the most efficient way to distribute their valuable assets.  As a satellite operator, we have invested heavily in our satellite distribution neighborhoods. It’s all about the potential for audience penetration acros...

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Intelsat in Africa | Infographic

Throughout Africa, Intelsat services enable connectivity, development and education. The numbers say it best.   ...

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A Harbinger of the Interconnected World

“The mountains have been leveled and the oceans dried up by 85 pounds of scientific jewelry with a six watt signal,” said Frank Stanton on CBS News, 6 April 1965. On that day, Intelsat launched the world’s first commercial satellite, known as “Early Bird.” However, if Early Bird was a “b...

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LEO Constellations: What You Need to Know

Thierry Guillemin, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer There is an abundance of innovation occurring across the satellite ecosystem – from ground technology, to launch vehicle innovation and space-based technology such as small satellites in various orbits, as well as higher th...

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How to Get Ahead of the Technology Curve

Intelsat’s Chief Technology Officer, Thierry Guillemin, says that the rate of change in the satellite sector in the next decade will outpace that of the last fifty years. Think about that: it took fifty years to evolve an industry from Early Bird (able to carry 240 phone calls OR one television ch...

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The Secret Connection to the ‘Always-On’ Society

At Intelsat, these are some of the moments we enable: Remote villages connecting on Skype. Telemedicine saving lives across oceans. Multinational corporations seamlessly connected in an era when big data and constantly expanding user endpoints are the norm. Media programming distributed regionally a...

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Brazil Tunes in to TV5MONDE via Intelsat

By Pablo Catapodis, Senior Sales Director Viewers in Brazil can now receive high-quality, regionalized content via TV5MONDE Brésil, a leading French language channel that broadcasts to more than 250 million TV households around the globe. Utilizing Intelsat’s premier pan-regional cable distributi...

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Stay Connected along the Journey, Anywhere in the World

Celebrating the spirit of innovation, Intelsat and ITC Global deliver ground-to-ground satellite communications services to Solar Impulse during its first round-the-world solar flight. ...

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Intelsat 603 Deorbits, Continues to Inspire

It was the satellite story that captured the attention of the world nearly a quarter century ago. The Intelsat 603 satellite, launched on 14 March, 1990, was marooned in low-earth orbit. The remarkable public-private partnership among NASA, Hughes (the manufacturer of the satellite) and Intelsat yie...

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Another Intelsat Satellite Serves Customers for More Than 25 Years

In this era of disposable technology, when the latest smartphone becomes passé within a matter of months and companies are innovating to bring us the next, newest, fastest, greatest gadget that we must have now, it’s almost refreshing to take a moment and recognize the latest milestone here at In...

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Prime Time NBA Game is a Slam Dunk in Live 4K UHDTV

By Peter Ostapiuk, Vice President, Media Product Management As 4K UHDTV gets closer to becoming mainstream, Intelsat and its ecosystem partners continue to prove the readiness of 4K UHDTV technology and the ecosystem. Last Tuesday night, Intelsat, Time Warner Cable Sports and our ecosystem partners ...

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Intelsat 30 Goes to Work

Intelsat 30, hosting the DLA-1 payload for DirecTV Latin America, was launched on 16 October, and has started service at its location of 95° West. Jean-Luc Froeliger, Vice President, Satellite Operations and Engineering, discussed the five-and-a-half week journey from lift-off to service. Tell us a...

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