EUTELSAT satellite selected by SES Government Solutions for US Africa Command

Paris, 4 November 2014 — Eutelsat America Corp., the US subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has been selected by SES Government Solutions to provide satellite capacity to support communications for U.S. Africa Command.

SES Government Solutions included the sale of transponders on a Eutelsat satellite as part of the five-year contract solution awarded by the U.S. Air Force on behalf of US Africa Command.  Eutelsat’s coverage of western Africa and its fuel-saving operation in inclined orbit matched the solicitation for commercial satellite bandwidth to support communications for the military.

The contract is the first in a series of “Pathfinder” awards assigned by the US Defense Department, reflecting a new way of doing business with commercial satellite operators.

David Bair, CEO of Eutelsat America Corp. said, “We are delighted to be involved in this new procurement method by the US Defense Department and that a Eutelsat satellite is helping to meet the requirements of a rigorous and experienced user of commercial satellite capacity.”


About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 35 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

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