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June 20, 2012

Intelsat Signs Capacity Agreements with Customers in Asia-Pacific
By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Intelsat (News - Alert) recently signed various capacity agreements with major media and network services customers in Asia-Pacific. According to the company, these new contracts reflect the continued strong demand for network infrastructure and media distribution in the region.

Intelsat helps telecom service providers establish international and regional networks with ease, and speed on land and at sea. The company’s technical experts can solve the most challenging network-related questions, assisting customers in solving complex connectivity problems. They can also recommend the most appropriate ground equipment given a region's weather patterns, or offer advice regarding the most cost-effective, high-performance network configuration.

Making use of Intelsat 10 at 68.5° East, India-based Mavis Satcom, Ltd. signed a multi-year renewal agreement for satellite capacity. This satellite will let the company continue distribution of four popular regional television channels – Jaya TV, Jaya Plus, Jaya Max and Jaya Movies.

When it launches in the third quarter of 2012, Intelsat 10 is expected to be replaced by Intelsat 20.

“It’s clear that demand for broadband infrastructure in Asia-Pacific is driving strong growth in the media and telecommunications sectors, including wireless, maritime and content distribution applications,” said Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s VP of Asia-Pacific Sales. “Intelsat’s commitment to bring three new satellites to the region in 2012 – Intelsat 22, Intelsat 19 and Intelsat 20 – will let our customers expand their businesses and service platforms and meet the needs of their end-users.”

TMC’s (News - Alert) Calvin Azuri recently reported that the company partnered with Space Exploration Technologies for the world's first commercial contract for the Falcon Heavy rocket. According to the terms of the agreement, Intelsat will launch one of its satellites into the geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world after the Apollo-era Saturn V moon rocket.

Edited by Braden Becker


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