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Intelsat and Q-KON Enable Large-Scale Broadband Access in Africa

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 ottobre 2018

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Q-KON announced today that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform. Combining a cloud-based management platform with Intelsat’s global satellite and terrestrial networks, the IntelsatOne Flex platform will enable Q-KON to rapidly deploy high-quality broadband that enables new services and applications for smaller businesses throughout Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Many private business and individuals at the metro edge remain unconnected. By pairing the improved throughput delivered by Intelsat’s globalized network with smaller, more capable hardware, network operators are able to cost-efficiently and profitably expand their networks beyond the cities. As a result, small businesses, schools at the metro edge, farmers, and hospitality businesses in more remote areas can receive the high-quality, affordable connectivity needed to support and grow their businesses and social programs.Q-KON’s offering will incorporate services from Intelsat 33e, one of Intelsat’s next generation high-throughput satellites, and utilize IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise, a managed wholesale service that removes the complexities and improves the economics of network expansion. Intelsat and Q-KON will partner on marketing the new services, while Q-KON will work with small regional and wireless ISPs and field partners for the installation and support of end-user equipment. IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise enables Q-KON to improve the efficiency and robustness of its network and offer customized services. This means Q-KON’s partners can differentiate their services and value propositions to meet the varied needs of end users. In addition, it will enable Q-KON to close the business case and enable network expansion in regions previously uneconomical to serve – all while maintaining full control of its network.

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Intelsat and APSATCOM Launch IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime in Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 ottobre 2018

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today that APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) will become the first maritime solution partner to offer, in China, IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services. This agreement will deliver a seamless global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers, providing unparalleled throughput, improved economics, and easier access to broadband services. Under the new, multi-year agreement, Intelsat will provide IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services, interconnection, and backhaul to APSATCOM’s data centers. The award-winning IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime platform is a seamlessly integrated managed service that offers multi-layered global coverage by leveraging the power of the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS) and Intelsat’s global network of wide beam satellites.IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime provides a flexible infrastructure for solution partners looking to incorporate high-throughput services while avoiding the complexity of forecasting throughput requirements across the various beams. This enables those solution partners to dramatically improve their economics while delivering higher performance broadband service more efficiently. APSATCOM and other solution partners are able, through this IntelsatOne Flex Service, to customize their solutions and, in turn, deliver a unique value proposition for each of their customers.APSATCOM, which provides a suite of applications for maritime customers to manage business operations and provide crew services, will introduce its IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime offering with a 1-meter antenna solution focusing on Chinese vessels. About 90 percent of global trade is conducted via shipping, and China’s role continues to grow, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. The global reach of IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime also enables APSATCOM to extend its offerings throughout the Asia Pacific region.

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Intelsat Announces Pricing of Senior Notes

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 ottobre 2018

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”), has priced a private offering of an additional $700 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.500% senior notes due 2024 (the “Notes”), which is expected to be sold to investors at 100.75% of par plus accrued interest from September 19, 2018.Intelsat Jackson intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the additional Notes to fund the repurchase or redemption of all of Intelsat Jackson’s outstanding 7.50% Senior Notes due 2021 (the “2021 Senior Notes”) which are not redeemed or repurchased with the proceeds of the 8.500% senior notes due 2024 issued by Intelsat Jackson on September 19, 2018, and expects to discharge the 2021 Senior Notes in full. Intelsat Jackson expects to use any remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes.Intelsat Jackson’s obligations under the Notes are guaranteed by certain of Intelsat Jackson’s subsidiaries that guarantee its obligations under its senior secured credit facilities, its 9.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2022, and its 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2024. In addition, Intelsat, Intelsat Investment Holdings S.à r.l., Intelsat Holdings S.A., Intelsat Investments S.A., Intelsat (Luxembourg) S.A. and Intelsat Connect Finance S.A., which are direct or indirect parent companies of Intelsat Jackson, are guarantors of the Notes but are under no obligation to continue such guarantees. The Notes will be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act and applicable exemptions from registration, prospectus or like requirements under the laws and regulations of the relevant jurisdictions outside the United States. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Notes will also not be registered in any jurisdiction outside of the United States and no action or steps will be taken to permit the offer of the Notes in any such jurisdiction where any registration or other action or steps would be required to permit an offer of the Notes.

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Intelsat Selected by Gilat for Recent 4G Network Expansion in the United States

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 febbraio 2018

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, was selected by Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, to support Gilat’s solutions to leading mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United States as they accelerate their expansion of 4G wireless services to underserved areas across North America.Gilat will leverage Ku-band satellite services from two Intelsat satellites to enable MNOs to execute on their expansion plans and quickly increase network coverage to serve remote areas of the North American market.“Gilat is the leading LTE satellite backhaul solution provider to MNOs worldwide who require rapid and efficient network expansion,” said Ron Levin, Vice President Global Accounts at Gilat. “In our recent projects in North America, we selected Intelsat for its strengths in scalability and reliability, and ability to provide unprecedented reach, availability and consistency of service that network operators require.” “Intelsat’s Globalized Network was designed to support the broadening connectivity requirements of MNO customers,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Broadband. “Gilat’s selection of Intelsat is a testament to our ability to seamlessly integrate with other technologies in a simpler manner as needed to support MNOs as they expand service availability to rural and remote regions, whether those are in mature markets such as the United States or in growing markets in the developing world. We have created a clear roadmap and solid foundation that will enable Intelsat’s market leading satellite technology to continue to lead and serve as a backbone to the hybrid networks of the future.”

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Intelsat and Coca-Cola Partner to Promote Digital Access in Africa

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 novembre 2017

africa7Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa. The partnership will support both companies’ future business plans and also their mutual efforts to promote sustainable development, especially in underserved communities.Internet access is a proven tool for stimulating economic growth in developing countries, with the World Bank reporting that a 10 percent increase in broadband penetration correlates to a 1.38 percent increase in GDP growth. With Intelsat’s satellite broadband services, connectivity can be delivered to rural areas where there is limited or no terrestrial or wireless connectivity, opening up a host of additional opportunities for social and economic development.The Coca-Cola Company is already working in developing communities around the world to foster sustainable development activity like supporting clean water and sanitation services as well as economic empowerment for women. Under the new partnership, Intelsat will work with The Coca-Cola Company to establish Wi-Fi access at certain retail facilities in rural areas, enabling personal and commercial connectivity for citizens.“We’re partnering with public and private sector organizations to address social issues, bringing basic necessities to millions of people through our sustainability-related programs,” said Eric Welsh, Global Director, The Coca-Cola Company. “The Internet is a tremendous, undisputed force for economic growth and social change, and with the reach of Intelsat’s satellite broadband services, we plan to deliver the benefits of connectivity to even more communities across Africa.” “Satellite connectivity is the easiest way to deliver Internet services to the most people in the shortest possible time frame in infrastructure-poor rural and remote areas,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager of Broadband. “Our fleet innovations, including our Intelsat EpicNG high-performance satellites, make access to broadband satellite services easier, and the work Coca-Cola is doing in local communities around the world fits perfectly with our vision to remove the digital divide often found in remote areas. With the inherent advantages that satellite provides in terms of reach and scalability, we provide a solution in delivering the benefits of internet access to hundreds of communities around the world in a quick, cost-efficient manner.”

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Intelsat, Gilat Add 4G Broadband Solution to Mobile Reach Solar Offering

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 novembre 2017

internetIntelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the availability of a joint managed services solution. The offering to mobile network operators (MNOs) consists of a simple solution that adds 4G broadband infrastructure to their networks. IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G provides an additional end-to-end managed solution for MNOs who want to upgrade existing Mobile Reach Solar 3G service or expand service footprints into regions where traditional terrestrial network buildouts are uneconomical due to reliability of infrastructure or geographic considerations. The turnkey, solar-powered kit, similar to the Mobile Reach Solar 3G solution announced earlier this year, bundles connectivity provided by Intelsat’s Globalized Network with Gilat’s industry proven VSAT system for small cell and cellular backhaul. The combination provides everything an MNO needs to deliver 4G service, including power supply, mono-pole, and all satellite and cellular equipment.The Mobile Reach Solar 4G small cell over satellite solution will help MNOs satisfy growing demand for advanced cellular services in Africa, the world’s fastest growing mobile phone market. The ability to expand 4G coverage to more people is amplified by the higher power and greater efficiency delivered by the Intelsat EpicNG platform and Gilat’s efficient high performance small cell and VSAT. The broader availability of more robust Internet services will create more expansion opportunities for enterprises and small businesses that rely on the advanced applications supported by more robust Internet connectivity, and this, in turn, will deliver additional socio-economic benefits for all citizens. “The introduction of IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G is another example of where Intelsat EpicNG is providing critical broadband infrastructure for the deployment of wireless connectivity,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Broadband. “Intelsat’s Globalized Network has supported 2G and 3G services for decades, and now our network can accelerate the adoption of 4G. The all-digital, high performance Intelsat EpicNG platform allows new innovation, unlocking new and faster growing applications for our customers.”“We are pleased to join Intelsat in offering the mobile market a comprehensive broadband solution that includes our SDR (Software Defined Radio) small cell supporting both 3G and 4G service. The small cell is optimized to deliver the best results with our high performance VSAT, while keeping costs low and providing an excellent user experience,” said Ron Levin, VP Global Accounts at Gilat. “Mobile Reach Solar 4G enables MNOs to allocate resources where they are needed most, whether they want to expand their network’s reach or improve the performance and quality of service for current subscribers.” Intelsat will be exhibiting at AfricaCom 2017 in Cape Town 7-9 November at booth number D60 and Gilat at booth C112a.

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Intelsat 37e Launches, Bringing Enhanced Intelsat EpicNG Technology to Customers in Africa, Europe and the Americas

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 1 ottobre 2017

Transfert lanceur du BIL au BAF le 04/09/17Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. Liftoff occurred at 5:56 pm EDT. The Intelsat 37e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 6:25 pm EDT. Signal acquisition has been confirmed. Intelsat 37e, the fifth Intelsat EpicNG satellite, launches from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou. The all-digital Intelsat 37e is the first satellite to offer full, high-resolution interconnectivity between C-, Ku- and Ka-bands for use in wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT, government and mobility networks. The C-band payload presents a comprehensive mix of high-power spot and wide beams, designed to deliver additional services and improved throughput. The Ku- and Ka-band steerable beams, which can be positioned as needed, have been added to increase network access and support high-demand areas for government and commercial mobility applications. They will complement the extensive Ku-band multi-spot beam coverage. In addition, Intelsat 37e improves the resiliency of the IntelsatOne Flex managed platform, bringing additional throughput to support enterprise, broadband, government and mobility applications in the Americas, Africa and Europe.Manufactured by Boeing and equipped with the highest throughput of the entire Intelsat EpicNG fleet, Intelsat 37e features enhanced power sharing technology to enable power to be assigned between shaped, fixed and steerable spot beams at Ku-band. This new capability augments flexibility within the payload to optimize connectivity and increase efficiency as requirements shift over time. Intelsat will be placed into service at 342° East. It will replace Intelsat 901, which will be repositioned. Companies such as Speedcast, Omni-Access – which will leverage satellites capabilities in the Mediterranean – Algeria Telecom and TIM Brazil will be among the first customers to deploy services on Intelsat 37e. (photo: Intelsat)

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