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Eutelsat, Futaris team for Alaska C-band

November 12, 2015

Futaris is investing in a new C-Band antenna for its Anchorage teleport to provide services in Alaska using Eutelsat Communications’ new-generation Eutelsat 115 West B satellite. This investment complements Futaris’s Colorado based antennas connected to Eutelsat 115 West B, supporting Internet, broadcast, VoIP, and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions from the most advantageously positioned hub for Alaska, including the most remote locations.

Eutelsat 115 West B is the first all-electric satellite of Eutelsat’s global fleet, with 24 C-band and 41 Ku-band equivalent transponders connected to specific service areas including Alaska, Canada, Mexico and South America.

Patricio Northland, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, said: “We are excited to be working with Futaris and to enhance telecommunications in Alaska at a moment when many satellites serving the state are nearing the end of their life cycles. We look forward to working closely to provide best-in-class connectivity solutions to a broad range of customers in Alaska and beyond.”

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