Intelsat HTS completes in-orbit testing, enters service

Globalized network operator Intelsat´s (NYSE: I) high throughput satellite (HTS) Intelsat 33e has completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017, the company said.

Manufactured by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and launched in August 2016, Intelsat 33e is equipped with advanced digital payload on a commercial spacecraft.

With this exceptionally flexible HTS payload design, Intelsat 33e, operating from 60° East, will extend Intelsat´s HTS services in C-, Ku- and Ka-band to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean regions.

This will enable the delivery of enterprise-grade, broadband services to fixed and mobile network operators, aeronautical and maritime mobility service providers, and government customers.

Intelsat delivers high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Its network combines 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.