TTV spoke to Carmen González-Sanfeliu, the company's regional VP for Latin America and the Caribbean, who explained that Latin America is home to six of Intelsat's premier video neighborhoods, providing a combination of Ku-band and C-band capacity to more than 300 of the region’s leading broadcasters and telcos.
Astrium Extends Agreement with Intelsat for Connectivity
Telecompaper World, February 7, 2013
Intelsat will provide C-band capacity to Astrium Services' maritime customers in the Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Astrium Services will use C-band capacity on Intelsat 907 at 332.5 degrees east to provide data connectivity and voice communication for passengers and operational purposes.
Not All Bands are Created Equal (Acrobat PDF)
Satellite Evolution Asia, January/February 2013
Satellite Evolution spoke to Thierry Guillemin, Intelsat’s Chief Technical Officer, to discover more about the revolutionary Intelsat EpicNG platform. Intelsat EpicNG relies heavily on traditional C- and Kuband frequencies, which will provide the capability and reliability its customers need over without requiring users to invest heavily to replace terrestrial infrastructure.
Global IP Extends Mobility Offering with Intelsat
WorkBoats News, January 23, 2012
Global IP will collocate its DVB-S2 high-throughput platform at Intelsat’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany, enabling access to the IntelsatOne infrastructure and Intelsat’s satellite fleet. The agreements enable Global IP to introduce worldwide Ku-band maritime services to oil and gas customers, as well as energy providers, in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Spain's Global IP extends mobility offering with Intelsat
Telecompaper World, January 23, 2012
Intelsat has signed multi-year agreements with Spain-based Global IP, allowing Intelsat to provide broadband service to its maritime customers in the Indian Ocean region.
Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop
Space War, January 7, 2012
Intelsat General President, Kay Spears, writes about the recent "guidance" from the Pentagon's Chief Information Officer on hosting military payloads on commercial satellites and how it has caused much confusion among satellite operators.
Governor McDonnell Announces Intelsat to Move U.S. Headquarters to Fairfax County
Virginia.gov, December 3, 2012
Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Intelsat, the world's leading provider of satellite services, plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Washington, D.C., to Fairfax County. Upon relocating in mid-2014, Intelsat will move at least 430 employees to Virginia.
Delivering the Olympics
IBE Magazine, December 2012
Satellite solutions have demonstrated once again during this year’s Olympic Games their reliability and efficiency and how they adapt to meet the continuously evolving needs of broadcasters. Jean-Philippe Gillet, Regional Vice President, Europe & Middle East, at Intelsat, reports.
Intelsat Year in Review (Acrobat PDF)
SatMagazine, December 2012
“Intelsat enjoyed many successes in 2012. Our most significant was our announcement of Intelsat EpicNG, Intelsat’s next generation satellite platform. Harris CapRock Communications, Panasonic Avionics and MTN have contracted for a combined $500 million in capacity and ground services over 10 years,” said Steve Spengler, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Strategy.
Defense Systems Super 75
Defense Systems, November 15, 2012
Intelsat ranks in the top 20 of Defense Systems Super 75, its list of the most successful and agile companies in the netcentric marketplace.
Satellites a Viable Option to Fill Connectivity Coverage Gaps
Engineering News, November 9, 2012
"As Africa progresses its connectivity and digital migration ambitions, satellite technology are expected to become increasingly important in filling the terrestrial gaps," said Intelsat Africa MD Jon Osler.
Supporting The Digital Television Transition In Africa
SatMagazine, November 2012
DTT technology offers many benefits over analog TV. Peter Ostapiuk, Vice President, Media Product Management shares Intelsat best practices
on how to improve offerings for customers with DTT.
Intelsat’s Channel-Saving Solution for Indian DTH
Media Research Asia, October 4, 2012
Intelsat aims to change things with its new Intelsat EpicNG. On top of carrying up to 60 Gbps of throughput versus just 4-6 Gbps for traditional satellites, Intelsat EpicNG’s ability to broadcast on spot beams and wide beams enables Intelsat to focus broadcast signals on a smaller area. “It’s really a change in how the DTH model may work,” said Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s regional VP for Asia-Pacific sales.
Satellite Goes Mainstrean (Acrobat PDF)
SatellitePro, October 2012
Going forward, Regional Europe and Middle East Sales VP Jean Philippe Gillet believes that global internet usage through mobile devices and demand for connectivity will drive demand for satellite capacity. Intelsat is gearing for the surge with initiatives such as the Intelsat EpicNG platform.
French Guiana Satellite - Part 1 (Flash Video)
Carte Blanche, September 30, 2012
The launch of the Intelsat 20 satellite and its importance to Intelsat customer MultiChoice is highlighted in this feature by Carte Blanche television of South Africa.
Satellite Innovations Help
Broadcasters Thrive (Acrobat PDF)
Prensario International, September 2012
Intelsat has established preeminence in Latin America and around the globe by offering the most satellite capacity, the largest network of teleports and fiber connections through the IntelsatOne network, and now --with
its next-generation Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform-- an improved model for content delivery.
IBC: Steve Spengler, Intelsat EVP, Discusses Latin America (QuickTime Video)
Produ, September 24, 2012
Steve Spengler, Intelsat’s Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategy, speaks with Produ about the Latin American market and Intelsat’s plans, including the current fleet replenishment program and Intelsat EpicNG.
IBC Interview with Kurt Riegelman, SVP-Global Sales, Intelsat (Flash Video)
Satellite Markets & Research, September 2012
Kurt Riegelman, SVP, Global Sales, spoke with Satellite Markets and Research about Intelsat EpicNG and his views on the European market and demand drivers for satellite services from the broadcast sector.
Intelsat is Only at Tip of HD Iceberg
CSI Magazine, September 19, 2012
"HD is still a massive driver for us and satellite in general. Most parts of the world are still just beginning to roll it out," said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s SVP of global sales, at this year's IBC conference.
Steve Spengler Talks about Intelsat EpicNG with IBC TV News (Flash Video)
IBC TV News, September 11, 2012
Intelsat EVP, Sales Marketing and Strategy, Steve Spengler is interviewed by IBC TV News on the exhibit floor at IBC. Spengler discusses Intelsat EpicNG as well as the impact the growth of HD is having on the broadcasting sector around the globe.
IBC: Intelsat Inks New Agreements With Major Programmers
Broadcasting & Cable, September 6, 2012
Intelsat announced several new agreements with media customers utilizing Intelsat's video distribution neighborhoods. The multiyear agreements included deals with Grupo Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico, RRsat Global Communications Network, Overon America in North America, and Discovery Communications in Asia.
Boeing To Build Intelsat's 1st Epic Satellite
Space News, September 3, 2012
Boeing will build the first of Intelsat’s EpicNG series of high-throughput telecommunications satellites under a contract to be announced the week of Sept. 3, Intelsat and Boeing officials said.
MTN CEO Explains Why Ku-band was Key in Intelsat EpicNG Deal
Satellite Today, August 2, 2012
When MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) signed its long-term agreement last week with Intelsat to become the second major maritime Ku-band capacity customer on the operator’s new Intelsat EpicNG open-architecture satellite platform, it was looking for a high-throughput solution that made sense for its region of operations.
Intelsat's EPIC an instant success
Inside Satellite TV, August 2, 2012
The new Intelsat satellites will start going into service in 2015 and 2016. Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade told analysts late on August 1st that all three major clients had pre-booked capacity for new or enhanced services to aircraft, the oil and gas industry and cruise liners.
Intelsat: Initial Epic Customers Have Booked $500 Million in Capacity
Space News, August 1, 2012
Satellite fleet operator Intelsat on Aug. 1 said the three inaugural customers for its Intelsat EpicNG line of high-throughput mobile communications satellites have booked a combined $500 million in capacity over 10 years.
Panasonic Avionics, Harris CapRock and MTN Satellite Communications, are the three anchor customers for Epic, whose first two satellites are expected to be in service in 2015 and 2016.
SkyeVine, Intelsat Offers Africa the Opportunity of Convergence
Media Update, August 1, 2012
SkyeVine, a wholesale operator of data broadband services for Africa, is extending an offer to sub-Saharan broadcasters and Internet service providers (ISPs) to take advantage of the convergence of its platform with that of IS-28’s Free-to-Air DTH (Direct to Home) broadcast platform.
New Satellites Mean Superfast Inflight Wifi Internet Speeds
Australian Business Traveler, July 24, 2012
A new series of satellites launching in 2015 will boost inflight Internet speeds to up to 80Mbps per plane -- a lightning fast speed that many Australian offices and homes would envy. The big speed boost is all thanks to a new Intelsat satellite platform called Intelsat EpicNG.
Intelsat Signs Maritime, Energy EpicNG Capacity Deal with Harris CapRock
Satellite Today, July 24, 2012
Harris CapRock Communications has signed a multi-year agreement with Intelsat to utilize advanced fixed and mobile services on the Intelsat EpicNG platform, the operator announced July 23.
Harris CapRock Selects the Intelsat EpicNG Platform to Provide Advanced Broadband Infrastructure
Advanced Television, July 24, 2012
Under a multi-year agreement, Harris CapRock will utilise the next- generation Intelsat EpicNG platform to expand its service offerings and offer new applications to its global customers across the energy, maritime and government markets.
Harris CapRock to Use Intelsat EpicNG Platform
MarineLink, July 23, 2012
Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Harris CapRock Communications, a global provider of fully managed communications for remote and harsh environments, will utilize the Intelsat EpicNG platform on Intelsat 29e for advanced fixed and mobile services.
Satellite Operators Complete Interference Reduction Upgrade ahead of London Olympics
Space News, July 20, 2012
In a joint statement issued July 17, Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat said they have met their commitment, made in September 2011, to adapt their networks for Carrier ID in time for the London Olympics, which begin July 27.
Satellite Broadcast Community Unites to Ensure Olympic Transmission Quality
Rapid TV News, July 18, 2012
The satellite broadcast community has announced final preparations for implementation of Carrier ID to assure quality of satellite TV services. The move—led by Intelsat, Eutelsat, and SES—is designed to provide a stamp on uplink signals and enable operators to more efficiently identify transmissions to their satellites and thereby accelerate coordination with earth station operators in the event of signal interference.
Big Bandwidth Coming to North Atlantic Flights Following Panasonic, Intelsat Deal
Apex Editor's Blog, July 18, 2012
Airlines operating over high-traffic North Atlantic routes will be able to access “the highest possible bandwidth” for their passengers following a decision by Panasonic Avionics to contract Intelsat for up to 1 Gbps of capacity on the satellite operator’s planned new ‘Intelsat EpicNG’ satellite platform, according to the two firms.
Panasonic Avionics Is First Customer for Intelsat Epic Satellites
Space News, July 18, 2012
Panasonic Avionics on July 18 announced it will be the first customer on Intelsat’s new generation of high-throughput satellites, called Intelsat EpicNG, booking 1 gigabit per second of capacity for aeronautical broadband services on a satellite scheduled for launch in 2015.
Satellite Operators Prepare Carrier ID Test for Olympics
Broadcast, July 18, 2012
Intelsat, Eutelsat, and SES are spearheading efforts to guard against problems that could be caused by satellite interference at the Olympics.
Satellites Ensure Communications Continuity (Acrobat PDF)
Canto, July 16, 2012
Intelsat has a long history of helping Caribbean telcos integrate dependable satellite infrastructure into their
service offerings – ensuring maximum performance, reliability and continuity.
Intelsat CTO: High Throughput Surge Sparked EpicNG Open Architecture (Acrobat PDF - Reprint)
Satellite Today, July 11, 2012
Intelsat CTO Thierry Guillemin spoke with Satellite News about his company’s two-year development process for the platform and how the EpicNG solution hopes to evolve not only Intelsat’s offering, but also the entire industry’s approach to network management.
Massive Upsides for Asian Satellite Sector
Broadband TV News, June 26, 2012
The annual CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum concluded June 18 on a strong note as delegates agreed that growth opportunities for the sector in Asia remained emphatically positive. Terry Bleakley, regional VP, Asia Pacific Sales at Intelsat acknowledged that ethnic DTH and the globalization of Asian content are major drivers for the growth of TV in Asia while the migration from SD to HD is just one of the reasons for increased data demand. To help solve the upcoming data crunch issue, Intelsat recently announced its “Epic” satellite solution.
Intelsat EpicNG Platform Targets Mobile Broadband Market
Aviation Week & Space Technology, June 25, 2012
With demand for smartphone and tablets growing at an astonishing pace, the world's largest operator of fixed-satellite services is taking aim at the mobile broadband market nonetheless. The first of the Intelsat Epic NG satellites, to be ordered from a yet-to-be-identified manufacturer, takes Intelsat's mobile play one step further by adding broadband to its portfolio.
SatTV Week Talks to Intelsat
SatTV, June 24, 2012
Kurt Riegelman, SVP, Global Sales, discusses the Asia-Pacific region, fleet expansion and Intelsat EpicNG with SatelliteTV at CommunicAsia 2012.
Intelsat Signs More Customers in APAC
APB Daily, June 21, 2012
Global satellite service provider Intelsat announced that it has signed several capacity agreements with leading media and network services customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Intelsat also recently announced the launch of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform, a new series of satellites based on a high-performance open architecture design.
TalkSatellite Interviews Intelsat's Senior VP Global Sales at CommunicAsia (MP3 Audio File)
TalkSatellite, June 12, 2012
TalkSatellite took a moment to speak with Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat Senior VP Global Sales, and Terry Bleakley, Regional VP Asia-Pacific Sales at the 2012 CommunicAsia conference.
Intelsat To Order Two High-throughput Satellites
Space News, June 8, 2012
Intelsat will order two multifrequency satellites starting in the coming weeks as part of a new offering. Intelsat sent bid requests to satellite manufacturers earlier this year and is prepared to order at least the first of its planned Epic spacecraft within about a month, according to Dianne J. VanBeber, Intelsat vice president for investor relations and communications.
Intelsat... Employing Epic Moves (Satellites)
Satnews Daily, June 7, 2012
Intelsat S.A. has introduced the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform, a new series of satellites based upon a high performance, open architecture design. A complementary overlay, Intelsat EpicNG will be fully integrated with Intelsat's existing satellite fleet and global IntelsatOneSM terrestrial network.
Intelsat Buys Ride on New SpaceX Heavy-Lift Rocket
NewsDaily, May 29, 2012
Intelsat Global Holdings S.A. will buy a ride for a future communications satellite on Space Exploration Technologies' planned heavy-lift rocket, the companies said on Tuesday. The contract is the first for a Falcon Heavy rocket, which is being designed to carry more than twice as much as the Boeing-built Delta 4 Heavy launcher (currently the biggest rocket in the U.S. fleet).
SpaceX and Intelsat Announce
First Commercial Contract for Falcon Heavy rocket
Endgadget, May 29, 2012
SpaceX will be launching at least one Intelsat satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit (or GTO) sometime after it has completed its launch tests. Intelsat says it will be working closely with SpaceX in the lead up to the launch to ensure that the rocket meets its standards.
Intelsat Sales Up Slightly as It Prepares New Capacity
Space News, May 9, 2012
Intelsat’s owners have allowed the company to embark on a 10-satellite capital investment program, with launches between March 2012 and the end of 2015. Much of the new satellite capacity will replace existing satellites, but there is enough expansion potential in the coming fleet additions to provide a boost to revenue starting late this year.
Intelsat 28 Deal Promises Channels for Africa
TechCentral, March 1, 2012
Intelsat, together with content management and delivery company GlobeCast, is launching a new media platform on the Intelsat 28 satellite. The platform provides a solution for both regional and international programmers looking to expand their distribution to cable and direct-to-home (DTH) services across sub-Saharan Africa.
Intelsat Tracks an Upward Curve
Maritime IT & Electronics, February/March, 2012
With demand for VSAT services fixed firmly on an upward trajectory, Intelsat is embarking on an ambitious network
expansion program, writes Jay Yass, VP, Global Accounts and Strategic
Satellites to Deliver Olympics Excitement
to Latin America (Spanish version)
PRODU, February 2012
It is estimated that the Olympic Games London will be seen by more 100 million viewers in Latin America, part of an expected audience of nearly 4 billion worldwide. Intelsat, with more than 40 years of experience in sports broadcasting, looks forward to using its vast infrastructure to deliver this event to viewers throughout Latin America.
Satellite Bandwidth Demand Keeps Soaring Despite Budget Cuts
Defense Systems, February 24, 2012
Providers are responding to the demand with multiple launches. For example, Intelsat plans five launches during the next 18 months. Many of the commercial launches use new bands that offer higher power bands that carry more signals.
Up and Away (pages 21 through 29)
Digital TV Europe, January/February 2012
Another operator eyeing Russia and surrounding markets is Intelsat. Last year Intelsat signed a multi-transponder deal with Orion Express. Under the deal, Intelsat has moved a Ku-band satellite to 85° East to offer extended capacity to Orion for new standard and high-definition content.
Investing in Future Growth
Satellite Evolution, January/February, 2012
Helen Jameson interviews Steve Spengler, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, about the year that has passed, the future
and the satellite business in general.
Demand For Bandwidth Drives Commercial Satcom
Aviation Week, January 30, 2012
Commercial satellites will continue to play a role in more traditional communications services and government operations. Intelsat, for example, has an agreement with Australia to carry a hosted payload onboard a new satellite.
Intelsat, Harris CapRock Top WTA Rankings
CSI Magazine, December 14, 2011
Intelsat ranks first in the World Teleport Association’s (WTA) Global Top Twenty teleport operators for 2011. The WTA list ranks companies based on revenues from all customized communications sources and includes operators of teleports, satellite fleets and business-to-business fiber networks.
New Satellite to Increase DStv Capacity
Screen Africa, December 13, 2011
TechCentral reports that MultiChoice, owner of satellite pay-TV platform DStv, has plans to switch from two separate satellites to a new single satellite, Intelsat 20 (IS-20), which has increased capacity for high definition (HD) broadcasts.
New Satellite to Power DStv
TechCentral, December 12, 2011
The Intelsat 20 (IS-20) satellite will replace two satellites, IS-7 and IS-10, currently sitting at the 68,5degE orbital location above the Maldives. MultiChoice broadcasts DStv to markets in sub-Saharan Africa using the IS-7 satellite, which will be moved to a new orbital location.
Year In Review 2011: Part III
SatMagazine, December 2011
In 2011, the satellite sector again demonstrated its vital role in the world’s economy, meeting the requirements of a diverse customer set that delivers content and data around the globe. Customers continued to look to Intelsat to provide infrastructure to expand communications services while meeting the constraints of shrinking budgets.
2011: Seven Satellite Operators Give Their Views
Satellite Today, December 1, 2011
CEO Dave McGlade was among the executives that shared their thoughts on the satellite sector with Via Satellite magazine, discussing the trends that drove business in 2011 and those that will shape the communications market in 2012.
Intelsat’s New Ku-Band Service
Marine Log, November 2011
Anticipating the growing demand for maritime broadband communications, Intelsat has designed its Global Mobility Network Ku-band service that will be available in 2012. The always-on, true broadband access service is designed for vessels requiring constant, high-speed IP access for converged voice, data and Internet applications, all delivered through one platform.
Orbital-Built Intelsat 18 Communications Satellite Successfully Completes In-Orbit Testing
Orbital Sciences Corporation, November 15, 2011
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced today that the Intelsat 18 satellite has completed its in-orbit testing and has been handed over to the customer, Intelsat S.A.
Tripled Web Speeds are Ready
but Ships’ Antennas are Not (pdf 6.4MB)
Marine Electronics & Communications, October 14, 2011
Vessels in coastal waters should already be able to use Ka-band services in the US, Middle East and Europe following launches of new satellites. But no one has developed the antenna technology yet to make
maritime Ka-band broadband a reality.
Intelsat Earns a Spot on 2010 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators across America (pdf 18KB)
InformationWeek, September 15, 2010
Leading satellite operator recognized for its use of strategic technologies to
improve the effectiveness of satellite control systems
Intelsat General Provides a Detailed Look into the U.S. Navy’s CBSP Program (pdf 371KB)
Via Satellite's Military Satcom Extra, June 7, 2010
On the first day of its military Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) performance period, contract winner Intelsat General received an emergency task order from the U.S. Navy to supply connectivity support to one of its ships.
Intelsat Selects SlingPath for SNG Training to Minimize Global Interference Problem
BeaconSeek Ltd., 17 September 2009
Free SNG Training to be offered to Selected Intelsat Customers
INTELSAT AND GVF LAUNCH GLOBAL COLLABORATION TO EXPAND DELIVERY OF VSAT INSTALLATION CERTIFICATION
Global VSAT Forum, 16 September 2009
Intelsat-Supported Provision of VSAT Installation Skills Building Begins for Local Stakeholders in Developing and Developed Countries
Leading Satellite Operators Join to Promote Industry-wide Training Initiative for Satellite Technicians
Global VSAT Forum Training, 25 March 2009
Global satellite leaders Intelsat, Ltd. and SES today announced a call to arms for the worlds 39 satellite operators and thousands of satellite users to endorse technician certification programs for teleport operators, VSAT installation companies and media uplinkers.
High Definition TV: Do the results justify the costs?
Sports Business International, August 2008
A combination of rights owners and technology companies were invited to answer the question on HDTV: Do the results justify the costs?
First on CNBC: Intelsat CEO
CNBC, 16 June 2008
The satellite industry, responsible for transmitting data across countries akin to fibre transmission, is recession-proof, says Dave McGlade, CEO of Intelsat. He explains his bullish outlook to CNBC's Arnold Gay.
Intelsat Believes Global Presence Could Yield Rich Dividends in Asia
Satellite Today, 11 June 2008
Intelsat is keen to expand its business in Asia and believes its global presence could give it a competitive advantage over some of the regional satellite players in Asia
Momentum building for MPEG-4 HD SNG
Broadcast Engineering, 10 June 2008
Many stations and networks will adopt MPEG-4 for HD SNG contribution through the next few month
Stratos Introduces Global Maritime Satellite Service
Stratos, 26 February 2008
Based on Intelsat's Network Broadband Global Maritime Service, OceanVSAT from Stratos offers new levels of bandwidth capabilities to the merchant marine industry and global naval forces
Intelsat Selects Globe Wireless as Distribution Partner for Global C-Band Service
Globe Wireless, 26 February 2008
Intelsat selects Globe Wireless as a Distribution Partner of Intelsat’s Network Broadband (NBB) Global C-band Maritime service and a Virtual Network Operator of Intelsat’s Network Broadband (NBB) VSAT service.
Taking the Lead Role
Satellite Evolution Group, Janurary/February 2008
Intelsat celebrated the end of another successful year with the launch of the Horizons-2 satellite as a result of a successful partnership with JSAT and continues to lead the satellite industry all over the world.
On the Right Side of the Law
CIO Magazine, 29 January 2008
Intelsat’s compliance efforts can be seen as a way to enable a seamless effort to implement regulation. That allows the company to put more effective controls in place in a way that increases the efficiency of its processes and doesn’t hold back the business.
Intelsat goes Maritime
Digital Ship, September 2007
Intelsat, one of the world’s largest commercial satellite operators, has launched a new maritime specific broadband VSAT service.