Intelsat Recognizes South Africa’s Leading Satellite Video, Voice and Data Companies

Awards Highlight Excellence in Expanding Applications with Satellite Technology

Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 March 2007

Intelsat today announced its awards to leading South African companies for their excellence in providing satellite-enabled services throughout the continent. This year’s recipients demonstrated unparalleled growth of their service offerings, technological innovation and application diversification.

Intelsat’s honorees and the categories for recognition are:

  • MultiChoice, for Excellence in Direct-To-Home Services
  • Vodacom, for Excellence in Satellite Cellular Backhaul Services
  • Internet Solutions, for Excellence in Growth of Network Broadband
  • Telkom South Africa, for Excellence in Portfolio Diversification
  • Wireless Business Solutions, for Excellence in Internet Services ITS
  • BlueSky Satellite Communications, for Excellence in Corporate Networks
  • Q-KON, for Excellence in Corporate Networks
  • Sentech, for Excellence in Infrastructure Support Provisioning
  • Verizon Business, for Excellence in Global Business Solutions
  • Gateway Communications, for Excellence in Innovative Cellular Backhaul Services

“Intelsat’s more than 40-year history of providing satellite communication services to African-based broadcast, telephony and broadband service providers continues to grow. Whether it’s the global broadcast of the 2010 World Cup or the expansion of local cellular networks, Intelsat will continue to build services hand-in-hand with its partners,” said Flavien Bachabi, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Africa. “We are very proud to recognize our award recipients for their excellence in serving Africa with a diverse array of applications.”

The award recipients will be honored at an invitation-only evening event culminating with dinner and a ceremony on 14 March in Sandton, South Africa.