Paris – Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN), the commercial entity of China Transport Telecommunications & Information Center (CTTIC), and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) signed a strategic cooperation agreement that sets the stage for addressing fast-growing global aviation, maritime and land mobile broadband markets.

This agreement will leverage Eutelsat’s satellite resources and MCN’s ground infrastructure to enhance mobile broadband services for Chinese companies and international customers across the globe. It will also support the People’s Republic of China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative that focuses on connectivity and cooperation in Eurasia.

With its global satellite infrastructure and international teleport network, Eutelsat is well-positioned to partner with MCN to serve mobile broadband markets. The partnership also enables Eutelsat and MCN to work together to promote satellite technology applications research and development and to integrate innovative technologies developed by both companies into commercial satellite communication services.