Qatar Telecom Secures Capacity on Intelsat 15 to Expand International Services

Luxembourg, 3 March 2010

Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced that Qatar Telecom (Qtel) signed a multi-year capacity contract on Intelsat’s recently-launched Intelsat 15 satellite (IS-15), located at 85º E. Qtel will utilize the capacity to expand its international connectivity and provide a portfolio of services for its wholesale and enterprise customers in the Middle East.

“The capacity provided through this contract will help ensure rapid growth of our international services across the region,” said Ahmed Al Derbesti, Executive Director, International Services, Qtel. “Intelsat’s IS-15 satellite also provides us with the Ku-band coverage we need to expand our broadband services in areas where it is not possible either to deploy or maintain a terrestrial network.”

“With Qtel, we now host the three leading telecommunications providers in the Middle East on our network,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Europe & Middle East. “IS-15’s capacity is ideal for the distribution of on-demand services that include broadband networks for enterprise applications; IP trunking, for Internet connectivity; and video services, for DTH programming.”

Intelsat will be exhibiting at CABSAT MENA 2009, the region’s premiere exhibition for the digital media industry, at booth C-3-1. The event runs from 2-4 March in Dubai.