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Intelsat ups Middle East EpicNG distribution with Etisalat

Intelsat 33e

Intelsat 33e

Intelsat is working with with Middle East and African telco, Etisalat, to expand the distribution of its Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region.

Under a multiyear expansion, Etisalat will upgrade its network to deliver higher performance to customers in the region using the Intelsat 33e high-throughput satellite.

At the same time Intelsat will use Etisalat’s teleport in Dubai as an expansion node of the IntelsatOne Flex broadband service.

“This agreement with Intelsat will introduce a new level of cooperation to our long-term relationship,” said Ali Amiri, group chief carrier and wholesale officer, Etisalat.

“Leveraging the innovative Intelsat EpicNG platform and IntelsatOne Flex managed services, we will be able to deliver new, more powerful applications to our current customers as well as address new verticals.”

Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s senior vice president, sales and marketing, said: “Intelsat sought to build upon its already strong relationship with Etisalat as we developed our global footprint for the IntelsatOneFlex managed broadband service.

“Etisalat will be an important distributor of Intelsat EpicNG services and capabilities for customers throughout the Middle East and into Africa and Asia… Our expanded relationship with Etisalat will result in new applications as well as better services for customers throughout the region.”