World Bank Signs Long-Term Contract with Intelsat to Connect Field Offices

Press Release From: GenCorp
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2002

Intelsat today announced that it has signed a 10-year contract to provide a global VSAT solution connecting the World Bank Organization headquarters in Washington, DC to regional offices in 64 different countries within Africa, Central America, South America and the Middle East. Intelsat's global solution primarily provides videoconferencing services and allows the World Bank to host nearly 700 videoconferences per month between regional offices and their headquarters. The network also supports voice and data applications.

Intelsat has been providing corporate network services to service providers as well as organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations for nearly four decades. The World Bank will join the existing customers on the Intelsat 901 satellite at 342žE, which became operational last November. This spacecraft was the first of a nine-satellite campaign to be launched by Intelsat by 2003 to meet increasing customer needs.

John Stanton, President of Intelsat Global Sales and Marketing Ltd., stated, "We are pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with the World Bank to meet their growing communications needs and to provide them with the customized solution they required. Our global satellite network enables us to provide this worldwide solution seamlessly and efficiently while our proven reputation for reliability and support continues to drive the demand for Intelsat services and solutions."

In 2000, Intelsat received the World Bank President's "Award for Excellence" as a member of the Network and Global Communications Information Solutions Group.

About Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd., offers Internet, broadcast, telephony and corporate network solutions around the globe via capacity on 21 geosynchronous satellites in prime orbital locations. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories rely on Intelsat satellites and staff for quality connections, global reach and reliability. For more information visit


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