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Intelsat General Introduces FlexGround: The Optimal Solution for Mobility Without Sacrificing Speed

September 12, 2019

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2019--

Ground forces operate in an increasingly sophisticated, unpredictable environment, and the ability to instantaneously access high-data rate communications from even the most austere environments is critical to mission success. Many communications methods currently available have a cumbersome form factor, are expensive and do not satisfy the need for secure, high data rate bandwidth communications to the tactical edge.

Intelsat General Communications (IGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is changing this with today’s announcement of FlexGround, a new service that provides military troops around the world with fast, resilient and secure communications for mobility applications requiring compact terminals.

“Our new FlexGround service ensures that tactical users in remote environments around the world can stay connected,” said Skot Butler, president, Intelsat General. “The service’s high data rates and open architecture enable ground forces to use a wide array of ultra-portable antennas, providing them with the mission agility they need. The flexible service plans, pay-as-you-go option, and global availability enable troops to quickly access the connectivity they need whenever and wherever necessary.”

FlexGround supports a range of lightweight tactical and early entry user terminals, including Communications-On-The-Pause (COTP), Manpack and Emergency Responder communications. It enables data, voice and video communications including the ability to meet the High Definition Full-Motion Video (HD FMV) needs of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

Specifically, FlexGround delivers:

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About Intelsat General

Intelsat General Communications LLC (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network. IGC provides its government and commercial customers with high-quality, cost-effective, communications solutions via Intelsat’s leading satellite backbone and terrestrial infrastructure. Our customers rely on IGC to provide secure and seamless broadband connectivity, video communications, and mobility services for mission-critical operations anywhere on the globe through our open, inter-operable architecture. For more information, please visit our website at www.intelsatgeneral.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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CONTACT: Michele Loguidice

Director, Corporate Communications

Michele.loguidice@intelsat.com

+1-703-559-7372

KEYWORD: VIRGINIA NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES EUROPE LUXEMBOURG

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER DEFENSE AEROSPACE VOIP MANUFACTURING DEFENSE SECURITY SATELLITE AUDIO/VIDEO TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE

SOURCE: Intelsat and Intelsat General Communications LLC

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