April 12, 2010 12:20 ET

Intelsat Launches New Terrestrial Network With Cisco IP NGN and Video Management Technology

IntelsatONE -- Powered by Cisco -- Offers Broad Choice of Access Methods

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that Intelsat S.A., the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide, has launched IntelsatONE, a first-of-its-kind global platform consisting of an IP/MPLS-based network, fiber, teleports and points of presence -- fully integrated with Intelsat's global satellite fleet to better serve its media, network services and government customers.

For media organizations, IntelsatONE will manage video contribution and primary video distribution over an all-IP backbone using Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) technology and video transcoding and video network management platforms. For network services and government customers, IntelsatONE will provide enhanced products, such as IPv6 next-generation IP services, DVB-S2 trunking and MPLS VPN.

With end-to-end Cisco IP NGN architecture and technology, Intelsat is expanding its capacity for the delivery of global commercial satellite services, including high-definition (HD) video programming, media applications, broadband services and more.

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  • "The design goal for IntelsatONE was to expand our terrestrial IP networking capabilities with an architecture that can provide a broader range of hybrid satellite-terrestrial services to our customers and deliver them to our exacting standards for security, reliability and redundancy," said Thierry Guillemin, senior vice president and chief technical officer, Intelsat. "As we develop and grow IntelsatONE, Cisco will remain a trusted advisor to our engineering and operations teams."
  • "The move to an all-IP network is an important step for our customers like Intelsat who are looking to expand capacity and meet the growing bandwidth requirements to deliver satellite communications and entertainment services around the globe," said Bart Spriester, vice president and general manager of Digital Media Networks for Cisco's Service Provider Video Technology Group. "The launch of the IntelsatONE network marks a significant milestone for both Cisco and Intelsat, as we accomplished the successful replacement of legacy ATM technology with an entirely new network core, adding a premium video network management system into the mix to assist with tasks from provisioning to service assurance."

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About Intelsat
Intelsat is the leading provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.

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