Intelsat announced plans late last week to upgrade its existing Asia-Pacific satellite fleet through the launch of additional spacecraft that will boost capacity and the company’s ability to offer broadband, mobile and enterprise applications throughout the region. Between now and the end of 2012, Intelsat intends to deploy 11 new satellites, five of which are slated to provide new or replacement capacity. Among these five satellites, one—the future Intelsat 22 satellite to be located at 72° East Longitude—would carry a specialized UHF payload (in addition to C- and Ku-band transponders) that would provide military communications services for the Australian Defense Force (ADF) in accordance with the contract signed by Intelsat and ADF in April. Direct-to-home satellite television and network services in Australia would be optimized through the launch of Intelsat 19, a replacement for the current Intelsat 8 spacecraft to be located at 166° East Longitude. C-band transponders on board Intelsat 19 and on two additional replacement spacecraft—Intelsat 17 and 18—would expand video distribution capabilities from Europe to the Pacific Islands to the western United States. Intelsat also confirmed plans to invest in the expansion of related ground network infrastructure, in part with upgrades to teleport facilities located in Hawaii. Observing that his company’s actions “reflect our commitment to providing our customers with a growth plan that supports their strategic objectives,” David Ball, Intelsat’s regional vice president for the Asia-Pacific region, said: “Intelsat will have the connectivity and capacity to serve its customers in the region and as they distribute their content throughout the globe.”
Register now for your free, tailored, daily legal newsfeed service.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister
Intelsat to upgrade Asia-Pacific satellite fleet
If you would like to learn how Lexology can drive your content marketing strategy forward, please email email@example.com.
Related topic hubs
International Rugby Board
"The newsfeeds deliver us the most recent legal analysis and practical information. There seems to be a broad analysis which is beneficial to us in analyzing various areas of law. It provides a snap shot update of various legal developments and assists us in staying current. The articles are well covered and include the right amount of detail. The size and depth of articles are good too, so we can get to the information one needs very quickly. The articles are typically of high calibre and from high-calibre authors who provide sufficiently succinct articles so that one can learn much about new developments in a short amount of time. I like the format because it is easy to scan for relevant articles. It's a great tool. I like the fact you can tailor the newsfeeds by jurisdiction and work area, and only receive information relevant to your practice."