SATMEX and Hunter Communications Sign Pre-sale Agreement for Satmex 7 and Announce their Entrance into the Canadian Marketplace

SATMEX and Hunter Communications Sign Pre-sale Agreement for Satmex 7 and 
Announce their Entrance into the Canadian Marketplace 
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - SATMEX and Hunter Communications announced 
today a multi-transponder end of life pre-sale agreement for Satmex 7.  The 
new state-of-the-art satellite, currently under construction, is expected to 
be launched by the first quarter of 2015. Hunter Communications intends to use 
this capacity for telecommunications services in Canada and the U.S. during 
the 15-year lifespan of the satellite.  In addition, the agreement also 
provides for the use of Satmex 5 after its relocation to the 114.9 degrees W 
orbital position from which the satellite will be positioned to provide 
inclined orbit services in Canada and the United States prior to the launch of 
Satmex 7. 
This announcement coincides with SATCON 2012, during which SATMEX will share 
its future development plans. "We are very pleased to have been able to close 
this exclusive agreement with Hunter Communications, as it represents a solid 
start for our Satmex 7 commercial efforts and our entrance to the Canadian 
market.  As a service provider, this new all-electric propulsion satellite 
represents one of our competitive advantages," said Clemente Cabello, SATMEX's 
Vice President of Business Development. 
"Hunter is excited to partner with SATMEX to design the first competitive 
options on both Satmex-5 and Satmex-7 for full Ku-band coverage over North 
America, and particularly over northern Canada, which has had few alternatives 
for many years," stated Brent Perrott, President of Hunter Communications.  
"This beam and its unique location offers an excellent solution for 
aeronautical, maritime and mobile land VSAT – while covering all of North 
America, the coverage was specifically designed to provide the highest power 
available into the northern regions – from the Aleutian Islands through the 
Canadian north.  This is a major foray into the Canadian marketplace, and we 
look forward to working with our Canadian and U.S. based customers to develop 
and utilize this beam's capabilities." 
Satmex 7 is a new generation electric powered satellite being developed and 
built in partnership with Boeing. The device will feature 64 high-power C and 
Ku-Band transponders. It is expected to be launched into orbit by Space-X's 
latest generation vehicle, the Falcon-9.  Satmex 5 is an existing Boeing 
satellite, that will be moved into the 114.9WL position and placed into 
inclined orbit following the launch of the Satmex 8 in late 2012.  The 
satellite's Ku-1 beam will be re-positioned northward to cover Canada and the 
About Satelites Mexicanos (SATMEX) Satelites Mexicanos (SATMEX) is a provider 
of fixed satellite services (FSS) in the Americas, with coverage of more than 
45 nations and territories. As one of only two privately-managed FSS providers 
based in Latin America, SATMEX has designed, procured, launched and operated 
three generations of satellites over a 25 year period. SATMEX's current fleet 
is comprised of three satellites in highly attractive, contiguous orbital 
slots that enable its customers to effectively serve their entire coverage 
footprint utilizing a single satellite connection. SATMEX also plans to launch 
two new satellites - Satmex 8 in late 2012 and Satmex 7 in early 2015. 
About Hunter Communications, Inc. Formed in 2001, Hunter Communications, Inc. 
fosters long term relationships between clients and providers by offering 
solutions for short-supply bandwidth procurement, efficient technical designs, 
and on-going technical support. Hunter also offers its partners a competitive 
advantage with marketplace intelligence. As an agnostic solutions provider, 
Hunter always supports its customers' needs without the burden of having to 
promote specific satellites, teleports, or equipment technologies. 
Claudia Junco, Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V., +52 (55) 26295800,, or Brent Perrott, Hunter Communications, Inc., 
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