Monday, October 23, 2006

Intelsat Partners with Telenor on Euro Fiber Network

Intelsat and Telenor Satellite Broadcasting AS agreed to interconnect the two companies' fiber networks in London.

The London interconnect, being established as an extension of Intelsat's successful partnership with Broadwing Communications in the U.S., will allow Intelsat to provide its customers worldwide with services originating and terminating in six of Telenor's European points-of-presence (PoP). Content will pass through the interconnect in first generation, with no format changes or conversions necessary. This will allow Intelsat to better support coverage of sports and news events originating in the region, and improve access to DTH platforms on Intelsat and Telenor satellites that are co-located at 1 degree W.

For Telenor, the deal provides access to services on Intelsat's 51 satellites and GlobalConnex Media fiber and teleport network. This enables Telenor to offer global, end-to-end solutions to its broadcast customers who are primarily located in the UK, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.


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