Intelsat launches the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform

by Staff Reporter | June 9th, 2012

Dave McGlade, CEO, Intelsat

Intelsat S.A., has launched the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform, a new series of satellites reportedly based upon a high performance, open architecture design. Intelsat EpicNG will be deployed for wireless and fixed telecommunications, enterprise, mobility, video and government applications requiring broadband infrastructure across the major continents.

A complementary overlay, Intelsat EpicNG will be fully integrated, as per the official release, with Intelsat’s existing satellite fleet and global IntelsatONESM terrestrial network

The Intelsat EpicNG platform is, the company claims, an innovative approach to satellite and network architecture utilising multiple frequency bands, wide beams, spot beams and frequency reuse technology. A complementary overlay, Intelsat EpicNG will be fully integrated, as per the official release, with Intelsat’s existing satellite fleet and global IntelsatONESM terrestrial network.

Combining Intelsat’s spectral rights in the C-, Ku- and Ka-bands with the technical advantages of high throughput technology, the Intelsat EpicNG platform will, according to the company, be fully open architecture.

“The Intelsat EpicNG platform represents the next generation of satellites, a progressive evolution of the Intelsat fleet,” said Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade. “As the global demand for bandwidth surges and penetration of communications reaches ever further into developing regions and mobile applications, we are strategically investing in this platform to support our customers with a highly reliable and efficient broadband infrastructure as they launch new services and enter new geographies.”

“The driving force behind the creation of our Intelsat EpicNG next generation platform comes from listening to our customers, and building a technical and strategic understanding of their business requirements and long-term objectives,” said Intelsat EVP of Sales, marketing & strategy Steve Spengler.

“The open architecture design of Intelsat EpicNG will allow our telecommunications customers to customize and control their own service offerings, determining critical elements such as speed, hardware and network topology. This freedom of choice is not currently available in other high throughput satellite solutions, but it was essential to our design considerations because our customers will be able to differentiate their service offerings to better serve their respective market segments,” continued Spengler.

 

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