Paris– EUTELSAT 115 West B, the first all-electric satellite of the Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) fleet has been fully powered up and is now providing services to customers across the Americas. The satellite has extended Eutelsat’s coverage of the Americas to Alaska and Canada in the North, Easter Island in the West and to Patagonia in the South, creating a truly Pan-American footprint.

EUTELSAT 115 West B will be followed into orbit in early 2016 by the all-electric EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite that will be located at 117° West to boost capacity for Latin America broadcast markets. EUTELSAT 65 West A, the third satellite in the expansion roadmap of Eutelsat Americas, is scheduled for launch in 2016 and will feature high-power coverage of Brazil and Latin America in C, Ku and Ka-bands.