Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), announced today the expansion of Brazil-based infrastructure to Brazil and South America. In addition to meeting the growing demand for in-flight connectivity, the availability of the Intelsat CellBackhaul and FlexEnterprise platforms will offer cost-effective solutions that allow service providers to deliver voice and data services with better access to high-speed internet and mobile services to 30 million users.

Throughout 2023, Intelsat will collaborate with local satellite service providers to launch easier-to-use services for extending cellular networks and delivering more reliable high-speed enterprise connectivity. Additionally, Intelsat will build its fiber infrastructure in Brazil that integrates with its existing global IntelsatOne integrated terrestrial and satellite network. These services will be supported by Intelsat’s global network operations center, which has a local team and strong regional presence.

“Intelsat’s Brazilian customers now have a robust network infrastructure that allows customers to land voice and data traffic that meets government regulations and user performance expectations,” said Brian Jakins, GM and VP of Networks. “Key services like cellular backhaul and internet connectivity can now be more efficiently delivered to large regions that are otherwise difficult to reach.”

“Intelsat operations in Brazil will provide broadcasters and Pay TV programmers with connectivity to the IntelsatOne global network of satellites, teleports, and fiber allowing media customers access to new markets and services. Intelsat will offer managed services on the IS-14 C-band for the Brazilian cable market,” said Pascale Fromont, GM and VP of Media.

“The CellBackhaul launch can help bridge the digital divide in Brazil by bringing high-speed internet and mobile services to communities that previously lacked access. This can significantly impact education, healthcare, government, and other critical sectors,” said Ricardo La Guardia, VP of Sales, Latin America.

Better connectivity can positively impact the Brazilian market, enabling mobile network operators and telecom service providers to reach more customers and help spur innovation and growth in the Brazilian market.

About Intelsat  

Intelsat’s global team of professionals is focused on providing seamless and secure, satellite-based communications to government, NGO and commercial customers through the company’s next-generation global network and managed services. Bridging the digital divide by operating one of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructures, Intelsat enables people and their tools to speak over oceans, see across continents and listen through the skies to communicate, cooperate and coexist. Since its founding six decades ago, the company has been synonymous with satellite-industry “firsts” in service to its customers and the planet. Leaning on a legacy of innovation and focusing on addressing a new generation of challenges Intelsat team members now have their sights on the “next firsts” in space as they disrupt the field and lead in the digital transformation of the industry.