Luxembourg – Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS), successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017.
Manufactured by Boeing and launched in August 2016, Intelsat 33e is equipped with the most advanced digital payload on a commercial spacecraft. With this exceptionally flexible HTS payload design, Intelsat 33e, operating from 60° East, will extend Intelsat’s HTS services in C-, Ku- and Ka-band to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean regions. This will enable the delivery of enterprise-grade, broadband services to fixed and mobile network operators, aeronautical and maritime mobility service providers and government customers. Intelsat 33e’s powerful spot beams will also enable the distribution of regionalized content for media customers operating in the region.