Intelsat increases broadband to planes, ships navigating Caribbean, North Atlantic routes

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) successfully launched its third satellite in the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput fleet, the Intelsat 32e, the company said.

Intelsat 32e satellite was launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. Signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Intelsat 32e is designed to overlay certain beams of Intelsat 29e, the company´s first Intelsat EpicNG spacecraft, increasing the throughput available in the highly-trafficked Caribbean and North Atlantic routes and providing resiliency for mobility network service providers servicing those shipping and air routes. The satellite is located at 317º East.

Intelsat´s Globalized Network combines its satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure and managed services to deliver video and broadband services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on the Intelsat Globalized Network to provide broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications, and mobility services.