Press Release

PanAmSat’s PAS-1R Satellite Opens the World to More Than 2,000 Villages Across Peru Via Telerep’s VSAT Network

By SpaceRef Editor
June 26, 2001
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Service Employs One of Latin America’s Most Powerful Satellites to Bring
Advanced Rural Telephony Services to Never-Before-Served Populations
Throughout the Country

GREENWICH, Conn., June 26, 2001 — PanAmSat Corporation (NASDAQ SPOT)
announced today that Peru’s Telecommuniciones y Representaciones S.A.C.
(Telerep) has chosen the company to bring communications services to
previously isolated communities in Peru. Under the agreement, PanAmSat’s
PAS-1R Atlantic Ocean Region satellite will serve as the bridge between more
than 2,000 villages in 12 provinces and a communications hub in Lima. The
area to be served encompasses more than 50 percent of the country.

“For the first time ever, the inhabitants of rural towns and villages across
12 Peruvian provinces will have access to advanced telephony services,
enabling them to communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world,” said Tom
Eaton, PanAmSat’s executive vice president, global sales. “We have been
involved in bringing rural telephony services to various parts of Latin
America and throughout Africa, and will use that experience in conjunction
with PAS-1R to aid in Telerep’s mission to connect Peru’s outlying

Telerep is currently in the process of installing hundreds of community
telephone booths in villages throughout the provinces of Apurimac, Arequipa,
Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Ica, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Moquegua, Puno,
San MartÌn and Tacna. The telephones are linked to Very Small Aperture
Terminal (VSAT) antennas, which enable voice signals to be uplinked to
Ku-band capacity on the PAS-1R satellite for direct transmission to a
communications hub in Lima. The calls are then routed to their final
destinations around the world.

“Due to the cost of building out the necessary infrastructure, there is a
lack of terrestrial resources to support telecommunications networks that
serve Peru’s rural populations,” said Luis Adrianzen, Telerep’s president.
“Since PanAmSat’s satellites are already in-orbit and cover the entire
region, they not only offer a virtually instant infrastructure but also
deliver the most advanced technology to areas that would normally not have
access to it.”

About Telerep

Telerep is a leading telecommunications company in Peru that distributes
telecommunications equipment from several main manufacturers and provides
complete solutions (custom design, equipment provision, integration and
installation). Telerep is moving to turn itself in a telecommunications
services provider. The company currently has installed a Call Center (with
state of the art system) to satisfy the needs of a solid customer base,
including banks, department stores, telecom operators and other corporate
clients. Having been granted a concession from the Peruvian government to
operate the largest rural satellite telecom network in Peru, plans are to
become an important player in the provision of value-added services,
Internet connectivity and information technology applications such as
teleconferencing, distance learning and telemedicine. Telerep has a long
experience installing telecom equipment in metropolitan, local and long
distance (mostly rural) networks, acting as a turn key solutions provider.

SpaceRef staff editor.