Intelsat, a global provider of satellite services, has signed a multi-year agreement with Slovak Telekom, the largest Slovak multimedia operator, to expand Slovak Telekom’s DTH services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
As part of the agreement, Slovak Telekom is operating multiple transponders at the Intelsat 1˚ West premier video neighbourhood. In addition, Intelsat’s terrestrial network, IntelsatOneSM, is providing an uplink from Intelsat’s Fuchsstadt, Germany, teleport with fiber contribution from Bratislava and a provision for disaster recovery uplink services. With the potential to reach 17 million households across 17 Northern, Central and Eastern European countries, Intelsat 1˚ West is a leading neighbourhood for CEE media platforms.
“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 CMMO. “The prime video neighborhood, reliability of the IntelsatOne network and benefits from the economies of scale were instrumental in our decision to move our service to Intelsat. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Intelsat going forward.”