Slovak Telekom has signed a multi-year deal with satellite services firm Intelsat to expand its direct-to-home (DTH) services in central and eastern Europe.
Through the deal, Slovak Telekom will operate multiple transponders at the Intelsat 1˚ West premier video neighbourhood – which reaches 17 million households across 17 northern, central and eastern European countries.
Intelsat’s terrestrial network, IntelsatOne, will provide uplink from Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt, Germany, Teleport with fibre contribution from Bratislava and a provision for disaster recovery uplink services.
“Intelsat’s global scale and portfolio of services enabled them to rapidly respond and meet our needs for a cost-efficient solution that will deepen and expand our relationships with new and existing subscribers,” said Dušan Švalek, Slovak Telekom’s chief mass market segment officer.
Intelsat’s vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Jean-Philippe Gillet, added: “Slovak Telekom’s decision to move their services to Intelsat further demonstrates that 1˚ West is the orbital location of choice for the CEE region. We look forward to providing them with the capacity and solutions they need to increase their subscriber base within the region.”