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Panasonic selects Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform

Panasonic Avionics has contracted with Intelsat for up to 1 Gbps of capacity on the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform, to be used in the delivery of aeronautical consumer broadband and live TV services. Panasonic has selected the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform to enable bandwidth for existing and future airline customers. The multi-year agreement with Intelsat will enhance Panasonic’s broadband service by using Intelsat’s geographic coverage and specialised beams, for the territory spanning the United States and North Atlantic. With Intelsat EpicNG, up to 80 Mbps per aircraft and 200 Mbps per spot beam will be available to any Panasonic-equipped aircraft flying this high-traffic route. Panasonic’s services will be expanded in the near-term by using capacity on two satellites within Intelsat’s Ku-band global broadband mobility platform. These services will be complemented by Ku-band capacity on Intelsat 29e, the Intelsat EpicNG satellites when the platform launches in 2015. The Intelsat EpicNG satellites will be integrated with Intelsat’s IntelsatONE terrestrial infrastructure, which includes teleport and fibre services, to provide Panasonic with a complete network infrastructure. The agreement also includes Intelsat 29e service on a Ku-band overlay beam for broadcast of live television to Panasonic’s airline customers in North America and across the North Atlantic. Intelsat 29e will offer coverage spanning North America and South America, the North Atlantic aeronautical route and Western Europe. A complementary overlay to Intelsat’s existing fleet, the Intelsat EpicNG platform utilises multiple frequency bands, wide beams, spot beams and frequency reuse technology to support a spectrum of media and broadband applications.


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