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Intelsat's GlobalConnex Services Take Off on Three Continents.



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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2002

Intelsat's new GlobalConnex(SM) solutions are now operational on five continents and are continually attracting new customers.

GlobalConnex(SM), currently serving customers in Asia, Africa and South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , is Intelsat's portfolio of end-to-end Internet Trunking, International Private Line and Video Solutions that was developed to support customer demand for one-stop shopping.

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) recently signed a contract with Intelsat for its Internet Trunking Service. GTT's solution, the first Intelsat Internet Trunking solution in the Americas, uses the Intelsat 903 satellite and the Clarksburg Digital Teleport in Maryland to connect Guyana to the Internet backbone (communications, networking) Internet backbone - High-speed networks that carry Internet traffic.

These communications networks are provided by companies such as AT&T, GTE, IBM, MCI, Netcom, Sprint, UUNET and consist of high-speed links in the T1, T3, OC1 and OC3 ranges.
 in the U.S.

"Intelsat has always given us excellent customer support, high quality of service and reliability which is why we choose to work with them," said Eustace Abrams, Director of Business Planning for GTT. "We decided to go to Intelsat for this end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.

Compare: turn-key solution.
 because we felt comfortable that the company could easily provide a reliable one-stop-shopping solution for us without our having to spend more time and money going through other providers."

Corporate Access of India has also recently signed on for Intelsat's Internet Trunking service. Corporate Access, a corporate network service provider to developing countries, is delivering Internet Trunking solutions using the Intelsat 804 satellite located at 64(0)E, and the teleport in Fuchsstadt, Germany.

Customers in Thailand, the Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (srē läng`kə) [Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2005 est. pop.  have also joined the ranks of Intelsat Internet Trunking customers located in Asia.

"By coming to Intelsat for this solution, we are given the flexibility we need to expand our network and upgrade when we need to," stated Steven Chan, Head of Technology, Corporate Access. "Intelsat's high quality of service, coupled with superior 24-hour customer support, are strengths we couldn't pass up."

Internet Trunking has also made its way into Africa. Intelsat recently signed a contract to provide service to 21st Century, an Internet service provider Internet service provider (ISP)

Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password.
 (ISP (1) See in-system programmable.

(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines.
) in Nigeria that provides corporate network services for banks, multinationals, accounting firms and oil companies within the country.

The company will use Intelsat's Internet Trunking service to provide Internet access See how to access the Internet. , voice over IP (VoIP), data, ISDN ISDN
 in full Integrated Services Digital Network

Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media.
, DSL DSL
 in full Digital Subscriber Line

Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary
 and international leased circuits to its customers. Intelsat consulted closely with 21st Century to advise the company on how to maximize its network and meet specific requirements.

The initial solution provided to 21st Century has now been expanded five times since the beginning of the agreement. Tanzania and Nigeria host additional Intelsat Internet Trunking customers in Africa.

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 Ajisebutu, Executive Vice Chairman of 21st Century, stated, "This was our first time adopting an end-to-end satellite solution so we needed our provider to be very knowledgeable and have technical expertise. Intelsat gave us quality, effective and reliable technical expertise along with pre-sales support that other operators could not provide. Because of the loyalty and commitment they show in customer service, we are very happy to use them for our communications needs."

Intelsat's International Private Line (IPL (Initial Program Load) Same as boot.

1. IPL - Information Processing Language.
2. IPL - Internet Public Library.
3. IPL - Initial Program Load.
4. IPL - Initial Program Loader.
) service has also dialed into Africa, with Development Ventures International, Inc. (DVI (1) (Digital Video Interactive) An earlier compression technique that provided up to 72 minutes of full-screen video on a CD-ROM. Acquired by Intel in 1988 from RCA's Sarnoff Research labs, Princeton, NJ, DVI never caught on. ), a U.S. company with operations in the Congo, being one of a growing list of companies to sign a contract.

Intelsat's IPL service is being used by DVI to support VoIP applications from Africa to London, and is utilizing the Intelsat 901 satellite in combination with the Fuchsstadt teleport.

"Intelsat certainly pulled out all the stops -- from pricing to antenna verification -- and the customer support was really great," said Mark Gray, Regional Manager of Africa at DVI. "It is such service that makes a customer want to stick to a supplier, and I can assure you that DVI will from now on utilize Intelsat as our primary supplier."

About Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd. offers telephony, corporate network, video and Internet solutions around the globe via capacity on 24 geosynchronous satellites in prime orbital locations. Customers in approximately 200 countries and territories rely on Intelsat satellites and staff for quality connections, global reach and reliability. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

Some of the statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements forward-looking statement

A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections.
" that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. These forward-looking statements reflect our intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside our control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include known and unknown risks. Because actual results could differ materially from our intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements contained in these news releases with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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