Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world´s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced its support of multiple organizations providing relief services in the Caribbean as well as helping local and US businesses recover from the three hurricanes that devastated the regions, the company said.
Beginning in late August and lasting through most of September, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria created widespread destruction across many island nations in the Caribbean as well as the southern United States. The storms left businesses and thousands of residents without basic necessities, and the loss of communications services has disrupted national and local economics and hampered the efforts of relief organizations trying to help residents recover and begin rebuilding.
Intelsat is providing communications services using its Globalized Network and IntelsatOne Flex managed service, a customizable offering that aggregates space segment, the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network into a simplified, unified ecosystem to quickly deliver bandwidth where it is needed most.
Intelsat´s support efforts began even before the first storm approached land, initiating disaster recovery and restoration plans for customers across the media, broadband and mobility sectors with operations established in the projected paths of the storms. In some cases, customers transitioned hub operations and relocated staff to Intelsat teleport locations, maintaining unimpaired operations throughout the storms.
Intelsat´s satellites and teleports also provided restoration services and helped deliver news coverage in the wake of the storms. With broadcasters being significantly impacted by the flood in Houston, Intelsat´s Galaxy 16 satellite was used to provide vital connectivity to re-establish services. In Puerto Rico, capacity was allocated to provide connectivity from New York to the devastated island.
Intelsat 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. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.