Intelsat Launches Broadband Service in Europe


Intelsat is now able to provide high-speed, high-quality Internet connections via satellite in Europe, with today's launch of the Intelsat Broadband Service at the CWM Expo in Berlin, Germany. Intelsat Broadband Service provides direct Internet access via satellite that is up to 10 times faster than dial-up, and supports e-mail, web browsing, e-commerce and e-learning.

The service utilizes the Intelsat 901 satellite located at 342šE, the company's teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany and Gilat's SkyStar 360E platform. Intelsat has also commissioned and is operating a SkyStar 360E hub in Fuchsstadt. Intelsat Broadband Service is a turnkey solution, equipping service providers with network operations center service, technical and marketing support in addition to providing the space segment, hub and teleport. Other than standard web based applications, with supplementary equipment and software, the platform also supports multicasting, streaming, distance learning, corporate training and VPN services.

John Stanton, President, Intelsat Global Sales & Marketing Ltd. stated, "One of the biggest assets of the Intelsat Broadband Service is that it is a fully integrated and pre-engineered turnkey solution, so providers can get the service to market quickly and easily. Additionally, with a low capital investment, service providers can deploy their retail broadband service rapidly and cost-effectively. We've been a leader in satellite communications for almost 40 years - our customers trust us to build and manage reliable networks so they can use their time and resources to focus on more important things - like expanding their businesses into new regions."

Intelsat Broadband Service is targeted to business users, including small-office-home-office users (SOHOs), small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporations, institutions and organizations. It is offered to service providers on a wholesale basis, and is then distributed through in-country and regional service providers to end-users.

Intelsat expects to expand the service, which is now currently offered in Latin America and Europe, to other key regions worldwide.

Intelsat Broadband Service will be available for commercial sale to European service providers at the CWM Expo in Berlin, Germany from 3- 5 December. To receive additional information, please contact Intelsat at broadband.services@intelsat.com.

About Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd. offers telephony, corporate network, video and Internet solutions around the globe via capacity on 25 geosynchronous satellites in prime orbital locations. Customers in approximately 200 countries rely on Intelsat satellites and ground resources for quality connections, global reach and reliability. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

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