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Intelsat selected by Gilat for recent 4G network expansion in the United States

(26 February 2018 - Intelsat) Intelsat was selected by Gilat Satellite Networks to support Gilat’s solutions to leading mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United States as they accelerate their expansion of 4G wireless services to underserved areas across North America.

Gilat will leverage Ku-band satellite services from two Intelsat satellites to enable MNOs to execute on their expansion plans and quickly increase network coverage to serve remote areas of the North American market.

“Gilat is the leading LTE satellite backhaul solution provider to MNOs worldwide who require rapid and efficient network expansion,” said Ron Levin, Vice President Global Accounts at Gilat. “In our recent projects in North America, we selected Intelsat for its strengths in scalability and reliability, and ability to provide unprecedented reach, availability and consistency of service that network operators require.”

“Intelsat’s Globalized Network was designed to support the broadening connectivity requirements of MNO customers,” said Jean-Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Broadband. “Gilat’s selection of Intelsat is a testament to our ability to seamlessly integrate with other technologies in a simpler manner as needed to support MNOs as they expand service availability to rural and remote regions, whether those are in mature markets such as the United States or in growing markets in the developing world. We have created a clear roadmap and solid foundation that will enable Intelsat’s market leading satellite technology to continue to lead and serve as a backbone to the hybrid networks of the future.”

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, innovate, connect without boundaries, and transform the ways in which we live.