Intelsat and SpeedCast Join Forces to Provide Enhanced Global Connectivity

By Business Wire,  June 12, 2014, 06:00:00 AM EDT


New Agreement Brings Market Leading Broadband and Mobility Solutions to the Maritime, Oil & Gas and Enterprise Sectors

LUXEMBOURG & HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced today that it has established a strategic agreement to provide access to its global C- and Ku-band broadband mobility network to SpeedCast, the leading global satellite communications and maritime service provider.

Under the multi-year agreement, Intelsat will provide SpeedCast access to Intelsat's global C-band and Ku-band satellite capacity as well as to its terrestrially managed network, IntelsatOneSM. The agreement will also provide SpeedCast access to Intelsat's global broadband mobility network, which is comprised of 13 customized Ku-band mobility beams on ten satellites spread around the geostationary belt.

SpeedCast will leverage Intelsat's satellites and terrestrial network to deliver enhanced broadband and mobility solutions to the Maritime, Oil & Gas, and Enterprise markets with expanded coverage and greater flexibility.

"This new strategic arrangement between SpeedCast and Intelsat is another exciting step in the transformation of SpeedCast into a major global player in the satellite communications markets, on land and at sea," said Pierre-Jean Beylier, Chief Executive Officer, SpeedCast. "Intelsat's global C- and Ku-band network will further enhance our ability to deliver reliable, cost-effective and fast connectivity to our customers."

"Broadband mobility represents one of the fastest growing markets for satellite services," stated Stephen Spengler, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Intelsat. "The new and enhanced agreement with SpeedCast provides both companies with a strong platform to further expand our ability to serve customers. Our partnership with SpeedCast will further strengthen our collective ability to deliver the reliable and efficient broadband and mobile connectivity that today's global businesses demand and need."

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About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) is the world's leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications for 50 years. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, with Intelsat, envision your future network, connect using our leading satellite technology and transform your opportunities. Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat, celebrating 50 years of space leadership in 2014. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

About SpeedCast

SpeedCast is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider offering high-quality managed networks services in over 60 countries; and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with 16 international sales & support offices and 30 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve the requirements of customers globally. With over 4000 links on land and at sea supporting mission critical applications, SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization, which are the foundation of SpeedCast's success. For more information, visit www.speedcast.com.

Source: Intelsat



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