C-Band Alliance Issues Response to Eutelsat Decision to Withdraw from Alliance


C-Band Alliance (“CBA”) members Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) and Telesat are fully committed to the market-based approach for clearing C-band spectrum in the U.S.

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The C-Band Alliance notes the statement of Eutelsat issued today to withdraw from the Alliance. The CBA remains committed to delivering its expeditious, market-based proposal and the departure of Eutelsat does not impact the CBA’s ability to do so. The remaining members of the CBA, which represent approximately 95% of the affected revenues of the US C-band market, are aligned and committed to the process of engaging with the FCC on the proposal of rapidly clearing C-band spectrum to support the deployment of 5G services in the US.

About the C-Band Alliance

The C-Band Alliance, or CBA, whose members are Intelsat, SES and Telesat, was established to implement the safe and efficient clearing and repurposing of C-band spectrum, supporting the United States in its goal of leadership in 5G deployment and innovation. While implementing the breakthrough, market-based proposal to clear spectrum, the CBA will also protect the quality and reliability of existing C-band services, providing current users certainty and operational integrity. For more information, please visit www.C-BandAlliance.com.

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Markus Payer Corporate Communications & PR +1 609 987 4002 (o) +352 621 186 847 (m) markus.payer@ses.com

Richard Whiteing SES Investor Relations +352 710 725 261 (o) +352 691 898 956 (m) richard.whiteing@ses.com

Dianne VanBeber Intelsat Vice President Investor Relations C-Band Alliance Communications Head +1 703 559 7406 (o) +1 703 627 5100 (m) Dianne.VanBeber@intelsat.com

Source: Intelsat and C-Band Alliance

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