Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced that it has signed two contracts with SkyStream FZ LLC, a Dubai-based provider of connectivity and satellite services solutions.
SkyStream has contracted for nearly 40 MHz of new C-band capacity on Intelsat 17 at 66°E to offer GSM backhaul, Internet access and On-Demand video service to its maritime and terrestrial customers.
SkyStream will offer Internet and On-Demand services to luxury yachts across the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, and to fixed sites in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. SkyStream will provide these services via Intelsat 17 and the IntelsatONESM advanced terrestrial network, with connectivity support from Intelsat’s teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany.
SkyStream is also using part of the capacity to offer GSM backhaul services from the yachts and terrestrial sites back to its customers in the United Arab Emirates.
“The vast reach of Intelsat 17 and IntelsatONE helps us complete our current regional maritime coverage,” said SkyStream Managing Director Riyadh Al Adely. “This agreement firmly establishes SkyStream as a leading maritime solutions provider.”
“SkyStream has expanded its maritime and terrestrial offerings through the superior performance of Intelsat 17 and IntelsatONE,” said Intelsat Senior Vice President of Global Sales Kurt Riegelman. “We continue to work closely with premier service providers like SkyStream to help them offer value and growth to their end-users.”