Overcome the Challenges of Ubiquitous Coverage

Expanding network coverage to meet the growing demand for connectivity and taking advantage of new market opportunities often comes with challenges, especially in rural and remote areas. Challenges arise from costs associated with running terrestrial backhaul over long distances to multiple new sites, exacerbated by difficult terrain such as mountains, valleys, or heavily forested areas.

  • Provide network coverage to connect more people, places, and things anywhere in the world without geographic limitations
  • Connect an entire network of remote sites using a cost-effective alternative to traditional cellular backhaul to provide that coverage
  • Do all this while relying on highly knowledgeable and skilled experts to provide complete cellular backhaul managed services and 24/7 technical support

Intelsat CellBackhaul for Mobile Network Operators

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Managed Cellular Backhaul 

CellBackhaul is Intelsat’s high-performing managed cellular backhaul service that enables MNOs to quickly and cost-effectively expand 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, and IoT coverage into underserved and unserved areas previously considered unreachable due to economic and feasibility challenges of traditional terrestrial backhaul.

In addition to expanding coverage, CellBackhaul provides MNOs with secure auxiliary backhaul for existing coverage areas when outages occur due to terrestrial backhaul failures, ensuring customers and end users stay connected.


  • Coverage Expansion: Provide coverage in rural and remote areas that reaches new subscribers while also providing existing subscribers connectivity everywhere they live, work, and play.
  • Network Continuity: Keep customers happy by providing auxiliary backhaul that keeps them connected when unexpected outages occur due to terrestrial backhaul failures.
  • Internet of Things: Connect more IoT sensors & devices for farming, agriculture, and ranching enterprises by expanding IoT networks even further into rural areas.


  • Coverage Where You Most Need It: Intelsat’s high-performing worldwide network covering 99% of the world’s populated areas.
  • Expert Services: Telecommunications industry experts providing a complete cellular backhaul managed service, guaranteed SLA, and 24×7 NOC support.
  • Economical & Efficient: Just the amount of capacity needed to cost-efficiently provide reliable 2G, 3G, and 4G coverage across hundreds even thousands of remote sites.
  • Reliable Quality of Service: Bandwidth distributed to every site based on network traffic needs and voice and data QoS requirements.
  • Advanced Technologies: Next-generation technologies providing signal optimization and acceleration that deliver a high-quality user experience.
  • Speed-to-Market: Get to market faster with new coverage by quickly backhauling rural and remote cell sites in weeks instead of months.

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