Slovak Telekom a.s. Selects Intelsat’s 1˚ West Premier Video Neighborhood in Central and Eastern Europe
Luxembourg, 5 June 2014 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced a multi-year agreement with Slovak Telekom a.s., the largest Slovak multimedia operator, to expand Slovak Telekom’s direct-to-home (DTH) services in Central Eastern Europe (CEE).
As part of the agreement, Slovak Telekom is operating multiple transponders at the Intelsat 1˚ West premier video neighborhood. In addition, Intelsat’s terrestrial network, IntelsatOne, is providing an uplink from Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt, Germany Teleport with fiber contribution from Bratislava and a provision for disaster recovery uplink services. With the potential to reach 17 million households across 17 Northern, Central and Eastern European countries, Intelsat 1˚ West is a leading neighborhood for CEE media platforms.
“Intelsat’s global scale and portfolio of services enabled them to rapidly respond and meet our needs for a cost-efficient solution that will deepen and expand our relationships with new and existing subscribers,” said Dušan Švalek, Slovak Telekom’s CMMO. “The prime video neighborhood, reliability of the IntelsatOne network and benefits from the economies of scale were instrumental in our decision to move our service to Intelsat. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Intelsat going forward.”
“Slovak Telekom’s decision to move their services to Intelsat further demonstrates that 1˚ West is the orbital location of choice for the CEE region,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales at Intelsat. “We look forward to providing them with the capacity and solutions they need to increase their subscriber base within the region.”
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, Intelsat creates value for its customers through creative space-based solutions. Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat, celebrating 50 years of space leadership in 2014. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
About Slovak Telekom
Slovak Telekom is the largest Slovak multimedia operator with many years of experience and a responsible approach to doing business. The company is a universal operator offering residential and corporate cliental benefits of a comprehensive solution provided from a single source. Slovak Telekom provides voice and data services via fixed and mobile networks covering almost the entire territory of the Slovak Republic. It also constantly introduces international know-how, innovative solutions and cutting edge technological trends to the market. Slovak Telekom is considered to be a leader in the field of provision of telecommunication services in the most demanding business customer segment from the perspective of the service scope as well as quality.
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