Industry Leaders Take Center Stage at Intelsat’s Global Telecommunications Meeting

Information Week, Global VSAT Forum and Futron to Lead Cutting-edge Topics

Pembroke, Bermuda, 20 May 2008

Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, today announced that Information Week, the Global VSAT Forum and respected satellite industry consulting firm, Futron, will join Business Week and the International Telecommunication Union in leading discussions on the most current topics in global telecommunications at the Global Telecommunications Meeting (GTM) to be held 2 -5 June in Washington, D.C. Communications industry executives and analysts will gather at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and relay the latest business developments highlighting mobility, advanced broadband applications, video broadcast and on-demand services.

Key presenters include senior executives from Verizon, AT&T, BT, Panasonic, Globe Wireless, PCCW, Cisco, Nokia Siemens, Avail Media, Tandberg, iDirect Technologies, Globecast World TV and USTA. Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union will deliver the keynote address.

Key Sessions; Key Experts

Industry experts will discuss delivery of vital information and content services to every point on the globe. From IPTV to building true mobility and comms on the move (COTM) to bridging the digital divide, Intelsat’s GTM 2008 will be the forum where tools for business advancements are shared. With more than 20 sessions addressing quadruple play, modern military communications, developing regions communication requirements, 3G licensing developments and global market trends for VoIP, this year’s GTM will produce a broad spectrum of telecommunication forums, specifically designed to inspire continued business development. Sessions include:

New Technologies for MilSatcom

On 2 June, Space News will lead a panel discussion highlighting “Modem Technology in Demand.” This session will examine how the manufacturers are addressing government needs in regard to transmission security, spread spectrum and JIPM, as well as discussing obstacles that will be faced in fielding new technologies as MilSatcom systems come on line.

Innovative Uses of Technology that are Changing the Way Data is Delivered On 3 June, Information Week will lead a panel discussion highlighting “New Strategies for Corporate Data Networks.” This session will examine the requirement for uniform functionality across corporate networks that now extend to even the remotest of locations, increasing the need for bandwidth efficiency and for true network-wide feature sets.

Bridging the Digital Divide Around The World

Also on 3 June, The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) will lead a panel discussion highlighting “Bridging the Digital Divide.” This session will examine the advanced satellite-enabled solutions that are needed to satisfy a wide range of critical network requirements, especially in developing regions. Today, bridging the ‘digital divide’ is paramount for on-demand, seamless communications and this panel will discuss how strategies, initiatives and actions are turning this catch phrase into a viable business platform.

Delivering High Quality Video

On 4 June, Futron Corp. will lead a panel discussion highlighting “IPTV or DTH? Developing Video Solutions in a Telco World.” This session will discuss different approaches for telecommunication companies to develop competitive and sustainable video offerings for their clients. GTM has gathered an expert panel from different segments of the business to share experiences and perspectives in order to help attendees’ video proposition become a winning one.

Expanding Wireless Services

Also on 4 June, Business Week will lead a panel discussion highlighting developments for Wireless carriers going “Beyond Voice to Entertainment.” This round table discussion will focus on how carriers are partnering—or even going it alone—to up-sell and drive more traffic through their networks. What is the long-term vision, how much does video drive strategy and how will 3G and 4G networks impact how content is delivered?

More than 15 hours of networking opportunities and special events with leaders in the global communications marketplace also will hallmark GTM 2008. From top military officials to C-level executives, carrier operators to technology providers pioneering the latest platforms for next-generation networks, the annual GTM conference brings together the power players and key decision makers who are connecting the world, all at one location.

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