"This agreement will enable Panasonic to meet the growing demand for broadband connectivity to airlines, delivering the live television, phone and Internet services that today's travelers demand," said Intelsat President and Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Spengler. "As the need for these solutions continues to climb, the open architecture, backward compatible Epic NG platform, with its combination of wide beams and spot beams, will offer Panasonic the throughput and performance needed to meet tomorrow’s communications requirements."Intelsat 33e will be fully integrated with Intelsat's global communication infrastructure, including connectivity to Intelsat’s teleport in Germany, part of the IntelsatOne network. Intelsat's terrestrial capabilities include international voice and data private line connectivity, direct access to the Internet backbone, and teleport co-location services for service providers such as Panasonic. Intelsat Epic NG will serve as a complementary overlay to Intelsat’s existing global broadband mobility platform, which consists of 11 beams on seven satellites covering all of the world’s busiest shipping and aeronautical routes. About Panasonic Avionics Corporation Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over 3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers worldwide and provides in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) systems on over 3,700 aircraft. Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world's leading supplier of IFEC systems. The company's best-in-class solutions, supported by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices, resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market and lower overall costs. For additional information, please visit www.panasonic.aero About Intelsat Intelsat (NYSE:I) is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For almost 50 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
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