Perspective: Paving the Way for the Biggest Moments to Come
Today we are experiencing a sea change in communications technology. The last decade alone has witnessed an explosion in mobile devices, big data, social networking and the Internet of Things (IoT), to name just a few of the trends affecting our world. According to an Ericsson report, 70% of the world’s population will be using smartphones by 2020, and Gartner estimates 6.4 billion connected “things” will be in use this year. We are increasingly connected and businesses are racing to develop the infrastructure, software and services that can support the more personalized and “anytime, anywhere” experiences that we have all come to expect.
Organizations of all types want to capitalize on these opportunities, but increasing bandwidth demands and expectations for ubiquitous, uninterrupted coverage have posed considerable challenges, especially given the limits of terrestrial networks.
This is where Intelsat is uniquely positioned to solve these challenges for our customers! Since we launched the first commercial global satellite system in 1965, we have been transmitting and providing communications infrastructure for some of the world’s biggest moments in history – from man’s first walk on the moon to this year’s largest sporting events and everything in between!
We pioneered the satellite market, and today our extensive satellite and terrestrial technologies, services and capabilities serve as the driver for a new and even more powerful network, one that delivers seamless connectivity and communications anywhere in the world. It is what sets us apart and gives our customers truly global capabilities so they can not only envision the impossible – but also achieve it.
We have literally changed the way the world communicates, and now we look forward to paving the way for the biggest moments to come. With the recent launch of our next generation satellite technology, Intelsat EpicNG, we are now able to deliver carrier-grade, dedicated, high throughput capacity to meet the growing bandwidth needs of our customers across all regions. Through the strategic alliance we forged with OneWeb, we will be able to deliver unprecedented pole-to-pole coverage and connectivity to serve fast-growing broadband, mobility and IoT applications. We have made game-changing advances in recent months…with more to come!
We are at an exciting inflection point as a company, and you will not need to wait much longer to find out why! Follow our blog or join us next week at Satellite 2016 and CABSAT, where we’ll be sharing more details of our vision and what this means for our customers.