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July 11, 2012 13:18 ET

Satmex Awards Optimal Satcom a Multi-Year Contract to Provide Enterprise Capacity Management System

Single System With Two-Site Deployment Sets the Stage for Upcoming Launch of SATMEX 8

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2012) - Satélites Mexicanos (Satmex) of Mexico has awarded Optimal Satcom a multi-year contract to provide its industry-leading, enterprise satellite capacity system to help Satmex manage its expanding satellite fleet. Under the terms of the agreement Optimal Satcom will provide Satmex with a comprehensive system including its Enterprise Capacity Manager™ (ECM®) software system integrated with COMPLAN®.

Optimal Satcom's highly-engineered capacity management tools, useful in all phases of satellite communications network design and optimization, include networked servers and replicated databases to be installed at Satmex's primary and backup satellite control centers in Iztapalapa and Hermosilla. ECM allows Satmex personnel to simultaneously manage their expanding satellite business from their different office locations while ensuring high performance, availability and redundancy.

Optimal Satcom has already transitioned Satmex's legacy systems, data, and functionality to the new ECM software system. Optimal has also completed integration with other systems used by Satmex, including MONICS and SalesForce. 

"After meeting with Satmex and gaining a clear understanding of their business processes, Optimal Satcom worked with Satmex at every level to provide a system that meets their current and evolving needs," said Ahsun H. Murad, President and CEO of Optimal Satcom. "ECM brings together all the major functions related to capacity management into a single system that is highly flexible and customizable. It has allowed Satmex to achieve increased operational efficiency in a highly competitive commercial satellite market, and we are currently working closely with them to prepare for operations on their new satellite, SATMEX 8," he added.

Mr. Patricio Northland, CEO of Satmex, said: "This agreement builds on the productive working relationship we have established with Optimal Satcom; their ECM product suite has enabled us to create operational efficiencies and gain higher performance. Optimal has been part of our team, and their systems are currently used to support operations on SATMEX 5 and 6. As we expand our fleet with SATMEX 8 later this year, Optimal and its ECM suite will continue to be an important element of our enterprise capacity management and service delivery infrastructure," he added.

Optimal Satcom is the leading provider of proprietary enterprise systems and services for satellite capacity management. Its ECM-COMPLAN system is a high-performance, low-risk combined capacity planning and management and network analysis and optimization solution that yields significant cost savings for satellite operators and service providers. The system is in operational use by a number of satellite operators and many of the world's largest satellite service providers.

Satélites Mexicanos (Satmex) is a provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) in the Americas, with coverage of more than 90% of the population of the region across more than 45 nations and territories. As one of only two privately-managed FSS providers based in Latin America, Satmex (together with its predecessors) has designed, procured, launched and operated three generations of satellites over a 25 year period. Satmex's current fleet is comprised of three satellites in highly attractive, contiguous orbital slots that enable its customers to effectively serve their entire coverage footprint utilizing a single satellite connection. Satmex also plans to launch two new satellites -- SATMEX 8 in late 2012 and SATMEX 7 in late 2014/early 2015.

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