Press Release

Intelsat Launches Broadband Service in Europe

By SpaceRef Editor
December 4, 2002
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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 342ºE, 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

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
[email protected]

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

SpaceRef staff editor.