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Intelsat highlights satellite’s role in expanded viewership environments

Despite the fact that broadband connectivity is essential to the socio-economic well-being of communities worldwide, almost four billion people have either no access or limited connectivity as there is insufficient bandwidth to meet the needs of businesses, governments and consumers, according to Intelsat.

As such, Intelsat will be highlighting a hybrid and integrated approach, alongside other technologies and bandwidth demands, to address complex connectivity and distribution needs of the future.

For instance, the final Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS), Horizons 3e, has been slated for launch in the second half of this year. The company further revealed that a number of mobile network operators have already contracted with Horizons 3e to support 3G-5G broadband connectivity for both developed and developing communities throughout Asia-Pacific.

With the launch of Horizons 3e, the Intelsat EpicNG HTS family will be able to support a complete high-throughput Ku-band system, providing coverage to aerospace, maritime and land mobile customers.

And as media organisations look to expand their viewership in a competitive environment, Intelsat’s video neighbourhoods enable Asian media organisations to connect to the world, and vice versa. Its Intelsat 17 satellite is a transcontinental hotspot operating from Europe to West Australia with 163 channels, including 10 in HD; while the Intelsat 18 satellite is the South-Pacific direct-to-home (DTH) neighbourhood, delivering 139 channels.

Intelsat will be exhibiting at booth 1S3-01 during CommunicAsia2018, which will take place from June 26-28 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

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