Monday, September 11, 2006

Intelsat, Telespazio and Hughes Europe Launch Satellite Broadband Service

Intelsat, Telespazio and Hughes Network Systems Europe are launching a satellite broadband service to serve Italian corporations with locations in Eastern Europe. Intelsat is providing capacity on the IS-901 satellite located at 342 degrees E; Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Alcatel Company) is providing Internet backbone connectivity and managing operations from its teleport in Fucino, Italy; and Hughes is supplying the recently launched HN7000S product platform with DVB-S2 including a NOC (Network Operations Center) and broadband satellite routers, plus related services. End-user services will be marketed through Telespazio's and Hughes Europe's retail service provider sales channels.