The technology we have brought to market with our new Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites is changing the way we deliver capabilities and services to our government customers. Unlike wide-beam satellites, these new HTS platforms use power-concentrated spot beams to deliver signals reaching small mobility terminals and allowing users to leverage satellite connectivity at higher data rates than ever before possible. This capability is driving the launch of a series of managed service offerings that will give our government customers a much wider range of mobility service models from which to choose. These models are designed to allow users to pick the service best suited to their specific mission with a payment model that is the most cost-effective. The first of these offerings is called IntelsatOne FlexAir, a worldwide in-flight connectivity service designed for a range of aircraft with high-performance requirements. The service provides Ku-band coverage on a combination of our high-throughput Intelsat EpicNG satellites and our traditional wide-beam spacecraft. The service is compatible with multiple types of fuselage and tail-mounted antennas on both manned and unmanned aircraft. IntelsatOne FlexAir will offer our government customers three different subscriptions packages:
- FlexAir Global will offer both pay-as-you-go and monthly subscription plans at data rates of up to 10 Mbps to the aircraft and 3 Mbps from the airframe.
- FlexAir ISR provides high throughput committed information rates in 1 Mbps increments up to 6 Mbps from the aircraft with the ability to roam to and from the FlexAir Global network.
- FlexAir CIR will offer committed information rates with unlimited data allocation, a requirement for CEO’s, heads of state and commanders