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Intelsat Satellites Provide Critical Communications Services

Thursday, February 1, 2007  
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When the Taiwan earthquake severed six major undersea fiber optic cables, disrupting telecommunications throughout the Asia-Pacific region, Intelsat was able to restore services for many voice, video and data providers, some within hours of the event. Intelsat has played a key role in providing capacity and critical network restoration services following many of the recent natural disasters including the 2004 tsunami, the 2005 Central Asian earthquake which severed the SEA-ME-WE3 fiber communications in Pakistan, and the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita that devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Intelsat restored traffic to customers in Asia and the Middle East through its flexible satellite network and its GlobalConnex Managed Network Services infrastructure. Traffic delivery to the area has primarily used Intelsat's teleports and its six satellites serving the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, Intelsat reestablished international and intra-regional links for more than 20 telecommunications operators, broadcasters and network service providers.

Using optimized capacity on a fleet of 51 satellites and a large, complementary terrestrial infrastructure including eight owned teleports, fiber connectivity and more than 50 points of presence in almost 40 cities, Intelsat offers an unparalleled class of service. Intelsat serves more than 1,800 customers around the world, including the world's largest Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, broadcasters and corporate network service providers.

Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide and is the leading provider of these services to each of the media, network services and telecom and government customer sectors, enabling people and businesses everywhere constant access to information and entertainment. Intelsat offers customers a greater business potential by providing them access to unrivaled resources with ease of business and peace of mind. Our services are utilized by an extensive customer base, including some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations. Real-time, constant communication with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.

For more information, contact Nick Mitsis at or +1 202 944 7044

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