Press Release

World Bank Signs Long-Term Contract with Intelsat to Connect Field Offices

By SpaceRef Editor
February 11, 2002
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Intelsat today announced that it has
signed a 10-year contract to provide a global VSAT solution connecting the
World Bank Organization headquarters in Washington, DC to regional offices
in 64 different countries within Africa, Central America, South America and
the Middle East. Intelsat’s global solution primarily provides
videoconferencing services and allows the World Bank to host nearly 700
videoconferences per month between regional offices and their headquarters.
The network also supports voice and data applications.

Intelsat has been providing corporate network services to service providers
as well as organizations like the World Bank and the United Nations for
nearly four decades. The World Bank will join the existing customers on the
Intelsat 901 satellite at 342¼E, which became operational last November.
This spacecraft was the first of a nine-satellite campaign to be launched by
Intelsat by 2003 to meet increasing customer needs.

John Stanton, President of Intelsat Global Sales and Marketing Ltd., stated,
“We are pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with the World Bank
to meet their growing communications needs and to provide them with the
customized solution they required. Our global satellite network enables us
to provide this worldwide solution seamlessly and efficiently while our
proven reputation for reliability and support continues to drive the demand
for Intelsat services and solutions.”

In 2000, Intelsat received the World Bank President’s “Award for Excellence”
as a member of the Network and Global Communications Information Solutions

About Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd., offers Internet, broadcast, telephony and corporate network
solutions around the globe via capacity on 21 geosynchronous satellites in
prime orbital locations. Customers in more than 200 countries and
territories rely on Intelsat satellites and staff for quality connections,
global reach and reliability. For more information visit


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