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Sonemea expands Intelsat deal

November 19, 2008

Intelsat announced that Sonema, a provider of leading telecommunication services in Europe and Africa, expanded its current agreement with Intelsat for contracted satellite capacity, which will increase Sonema's enterprise services offerings. Sonema, a company that has been developing telecommunications services for more than two decades, uses Intelsat's capacity to provide satellite communication transmissions to businesses, such as financial institutions, in some of the most isolated regions of Africa.

Under this new multi-year contract, Sonema will use capacity on Intelsat's IS-904 satellite located at 60º East, and renew its capacity contract on the Intelsat IS-1R satellite, located at 45º West. The satellite-enabled transmissions within Sonema's telecommunications network will deliver critical services such as voice, Internet connectivity, video conferencing and financial transactions, to approximately 300 sites for 25 of the most established banks in sub-Saharan Africa.

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