Intelsat Announces Agreement with Turksat to Enhance Satellite Capacity in the Middle East Region
Luxembourg, 18 March 2010
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced an agreement with Turksat A.S., the leading satellite operator in Turkey, which will result in enhanced satellite capacity serving the Middle East region. The agreement provides Turksat with satellite capacity on the Intelsat system while Turksat finalizes details of its new satellite. In addition, Intelsat will have the option to participate with Turksat in its plans for continued growth in this strategic region.
In describing this important step in the longstanding relationship between the two companies, Phillip Spector, Intelsat’s Executive Vice President, Business Development, said: “Global partnering is an important aspect of our growth program, and Turksat is an attractive partner with a heritage of serving its country and the region for nearly 20 years. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Turksat and participating in its continued success as an important satellite operator in a region where demand for satellite services is increasing.”