Intelsat Provides New Capacity into Brazil
Pembroke, Bermuda, 10 April 2008
Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of commercial satellite services, announced today that its IS 10-02 satellite has been authorized for the provision of satellite capacity to Brazil.
Launched in 2004, the EADS Astrium-built Intelsat 10-02 has been providing a full range of services on its C- and Ku-band transponders, with coverage of Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East from its 359 degrees East orbital location.
Through this transmission authorization, the Intelsat 10-02 spacecraft will join the other 13 satellites within Intelsat’s global fleet serving Brazil. Intelsat was the first satellite operator to establish a robust satellite-enabled communications infrastructure in the country, providing capacity for the delivery of video, network and voice services to Brazil’s diverse regions. Through Intelsat, Internet trunking began bridging Brazil’s digital divide; international programming reached Brazilian audiences; and, telephony services connected Brazil’s most remote regions to large urban centers.
“Our plan to add the IS 10-02 to our current Brazilian satellite line-up demonstrates our continued leadership in providing satellite capacity to Brazil. The IS 10-02 provides a specifically optimized transmission channel for our customers seeking to grow their business in Brazil,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President for Latin America & the Caribbean. “Brazil is a country of continental proportions with a diverse geography and Intelsat is proud of its continuing role in connecting Brazilian users to world-class communications.”