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Intelsat 37e Launches, Bringing Enhanced Intelsat EpicNG Technology to Customers in Africa, Europe and the Americas

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized
Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the
successful launch of the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5
launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
Liftoff occurred at 5:56 pm EDT. The Intelsat 37e satellite separated
from the rocket’s upper stage at 6:25 pm EDT. Signal acquisition has
been confirmed.

“Intelsat 37e is a powerful addition to our award-winning Intelsat EpicNG
network. It brings new technology and resilience as we continue to
deploy the first, all-digital, high-throughput satellite system,” said
Stephen Spengler, Intelsat’s CEO. “Intelsat 37e features enhanced power
sharing technology and steerable beams, which bring additional
flexibility to meeting regional and application requirements over the
life of the satellite. Intelsat 37e reflects our multi-band, open
architecture philosophy. Our overarching goal is to offer satellite
services that unlock high-demand applications such as mobility and
wireless infrastructure, supporting the growth of our customers.”

The all-digital Intelsat 37e is the first satellite to offer full,
high-resolution interconnectivity between C-, Ku- and Ka-bands for use
in wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT, government and mobility networks.
The C-band payload presents a comprehensive mix of high-power spot and
wide beams, designed to deliver additional services and improved
throughput. The Ku- and Ka-band steerable beams, which can be positioned
as needed, have been added to increase network access and support
high-demand areas for government and commercial mobility applications.
They will complement the extensive Ku-band multi-spot beam coverage. In
addition, Intelsat 37e improves the resiliency of the IntelsatOne Flex
managed platform, bringing additional throughput to support enterprise,
broadband, government and mobility applications in the Americas, Africa
and Europe.

Manufactured by Boeing and equipped with the highest throughput of the
entire Intelsat EpicNG fleet, Intelsat 37e features enhanced
power sharing technology to enable power to be assigned between shaped,
fixed and steerable spot beams at Ku-band. This new capability augments
flexibility within the payload to optimize connectivity and increase
efficiency as requirements shift over time.

Intelsat will be placed into service at 342° East. It will replace
Intelsat 901, which will be repositioned. Companies such as Speedcast,
Omni-Access – which will leverage satellites capabilities in the
Mediterranean – Algeria Telecom and TIM Brazil will be among the first
customers to deploy services on Intelsat 37e.

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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, connect without boundaries
and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

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