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Eutelsat Ku-band capacity selected by InterSAT to extend its Pan-African satellite services to enterprise and retail customers

23/05/2024

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Press release - 23 May 2024 10:07

Eutelsat Ku-band capacity selected by InterSAT to extend its Pan-African satellite services to enterprise and retail customers Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Download as PDF

Strategic multi-year partnership for satellite capacity over Central and Eastern Africa on EUTELSAT 70B satellite

Complementing existing Ka-band agreement on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite

Highlighting the role of VSAT services delivered through powerful, geostationary capacity to reach remote areas

Paris, 23 May 2024 - Eutelsat Group (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris / London Stock Exchange: ETL) has extended its partnership with InterSAT one of Africas leading satellite service providers to support InterSAT's growth in the Pan-African enterprise and retail segments.

Under the latest multi-year strategic deal, InterSAT will add Ku-Band capacity over Central and Eastern Africa on Eutelsat's EUTELSAT 70B satellite to its current portfolio which already includes Ka-Band capacity on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite.

Located at the 70.5 East orbital position, EUTELSAT 70B offers a broad wide beam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams, with a high degree of on-board connectivity.

Commenting on the agreement, Hanif Kassam, Chief Executive Officer of InterSAT said: We are delighted to be able to rely on Eutelsat capacity once again to support our growth ambitions in Africa, home to some of the worlds most remote and underdeveloped regions which represent a challenging environment for building terrestrial communication networks. Leveraging our VSAT service expertise and our teleport infrastructure, we are able to use satellite communication to deliver reliable and cost-effective connectivity to remote and underserved areas while assuring a high-end user experience for our customers.

Ghassan Murat, Eutelsat's RVP of the AMEA region added: We are honoured to be selected by our long-standing partner, InterSAT, to accompany the further roll-out of its services in Africa. The growth of VSAT services in Africa is a testament to the potential of this technology to transform the continents ICT landscape, connecting more people and businesses than ever before, as well as the ongoing relevance of our powerful geostationary in-orbit assets to deliver a compelling and reliable connectivity service to the remotest areas.

Topics

Telecom

Radio, TV

Electronic business, communication

Innovations, inventions

Network products

Telecommunication, mobile telephony

About Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 36 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites. The Group addresses the needs of customers in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services. Eutelsat Group's unique suite of in-orbit assets and ground infrastructure enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. The Company is headquartered in Paris and the Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people across more than 50 countries. The Group is committed to delivering safe, resilient, and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The Company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL)

Find out more at www.eutelsat.com

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kdowd@oneweb.net

Investors

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DISCLAIMER

The forward-looking statements included herein are for illustrative purposes only and are based on management's views and assumptions as of the date of this document. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks. For illustrative purposes only, such risks include but are not limited to: risks related to the health crisis; operational risks related to satellite failures or impaired satellite performance, or failure to roll out the deployment plan as planned and within the expected timeframe; risks related to the trend in the satellite telecommunications market resulting from increased competition or technological changes affecting the market; risks related to the international dimension of the Groups customers and activities; risks related to the adoption of international rules on frequency coordination and financial risks related, inter alia, to the financial guarantee granted to the Intergovernmental Organizations closed pension fund, and foreign exchange risk. Eutelsat Communications expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any projections, forecasts or estimates contained in this document to reflect any change in events, conditions, assumptions, or circumstances on which any such statements are based, unless so required by applicable law. The information contained in this document is not based on historical fact and should not be construed as a guarantee that the facts or data mentioned will occur. This information is based on data, assumptions and estimates that the Group considers as reasonable.

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