Intelsat Celebrates 50th Year

MarineElectronics.com
Monday, March 10, 2014

Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, launched the commemoration of the company's 50th anniversary and the founding of the commercial satellite sector.  Signaling its continued commitment to setting the pace for the next generation, Intelsat also unveiled a new corporate tag line: "Envision. Connect. Transform."
 


INTELSAT, the intergovernmental organization that was the predecessor to Intelsat S.A., was created by the signing of an international treaty on 20 August 1964, which ultimately was joined by nearly all of the world's nations and territories.  The mission of the organization was to establish the first global communication network by launching into space a fleet of satellites.  Intelsat has provided the telecommunications services that have delivered many of the iconic moments of the last 50 years, including distributing the video signals of the first moonwalk to the world, providing the "hot line" connecting the White House and the Kremlin, transmitting live television coverage of every Olympics since 1968, distributing the LiveAid and LiveEarth music events to the world.  In addition, Intelsat is a provider of vital connectivity for first responders and the media during natural disasters such as in Haiti and the Philippines.


 
Today, Intelsat provides diversified space and terrestrial communications services to the world's leading media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications, multinational corporations and governments. Intelsat was privatized in 2001 and completed an initial public offering and listing of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in April of 2013.


 
Intelsat Chairman and CEO David McGlade said, "Our new tag line,'Envision. Connect. Transform.', articulates our objectives with respect to our customers and our next 50 years. The tag line communicates our commitment to align with our customers to envision their future networking requirements.  When we connect our customers' networks with Intelsat's space-based solutions, we transform their business opportunities, and enable life-changing services for the applications and regions they serve."


 
"Much has changed at Intelsat since our start 50 years ago, which coincided with the early days of space exploration," McGlade continued.  "However, there are two areas in which the Intelsat of today is identical to INTELSAT at its inception.  The first is our belief that creative use of satellite-based solutions has the ability to transform the future of our world.  Second, our employees remain passionate in their quest to set the industry standard for quality, performance and innovation in services that help our customers attain their future goals."
 


The company plans to commemorate its 50th anniversary, and the start of its next 50 years, through a number of events and receptions over the course of 2014.  Reflecting the global nature of the business, Intelsat has established a video gallery on YouTube, which will be populated over the course of the coming months with interviews featuring many of the satellite sector's earliest contributors, Intelsat's innovative customers around the world and the thought-leaders who are designing next-generation satellite solutions. For more information, please visit the video gallery at www.Intelsat.com/50.


 
Intelsat is participating on 14 panels at the SATELLITE 2014 conference at the Washington D.C. Convention Center, March 10-13, 2014.
 


Intelsat's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David McGlade will be presenting on the SATELLITE 2014 opening panel session, "Setting an Agenda for Global Success" on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

 

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