Belgium Satellite Services Increases Capacity With Eutelsat to Boost Development of VSAT Services in Africa and Middle East

     Belgium Satellite Services Increases Capacity With Eutelsat to Boost
            Development of VSAT Services in Africa and Middle East

PR Newswire

PARIS, January 17, 2013

PARIS, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Belgium Satellite Services
(BSS), a leading teleport and satellite communications provider in Europe and
Asia, today announced the signature of a new long-term contract for 46MHz of
C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite.

The contract reflects BSS's ambition to step up its activity in Africa and the
Middle East, and follows its acquisition, completed last month, of INTERSAT, a
leading provider of satellite-based data solutions with offices in Kenya and
the United Arab Emirates. The new capacity on EUTELSAT 10A will allow BSS to
expand VSAT services for the client base of more than 150 businesses, NGOs and
government administrations built by INTERSAT in over 25 countries in Africa
and the Middle East, and to develop new business. Networks will be managed by
BSS using its teleport in Lessive (Belgium) and state of the art ground
station equipped with the latest iDirect technology.

Nitin Dhawan, CEO of Belgium Satellite Services reports:"We are happy
totakeourstrong10-year relationship with Eutelsat tothenext level.
Thisis important for BSS asthe acquisition ofINTERSAThassignificantly
expandedthe scope of our business.Thanks
totheextensiveC-bandfootprintonEUTELSAT 10Asatellitewe can build a
strongplatform for service provisionacross the African
continentandtheMiddle East.We arenow positioned to strengthenour response
to businesses and multinationalsin demandingenterprisesectors,includingthe
banking sector,thatneedsecure and scalable networks.Thenew capacity
enables us to consolidate ourlong-term positioning inthis part of the world,
boostingour international expansion."

Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Chief Commercial Officer at Eutelsat, added:
"Thisnew contractwith BSSfurther anchorsEUTELSAT 10Ain dynamic regions
across Africa andtheMiddle East.We are delighted that itsperformance
andcoveragewillenable BSStoaccelerateits growthand that our longstanding
partner has renewed its confidence in us with this new lease."

About Belgium Satellite Services

Belgium Satellite Services s.a. (BSS) is a leading player in the worldwide
satellite services market, providing tailor-made, high-quality satellite
networking solutions including hub and hosting services, IP over satellite,
voice termination and TV & broadcast solutions. BSS was formed following the
acquisition of Belgacom's satellite services division in 2007. With two
teleport sites and state-of-the-art facilities in Belgium and excellent fiber
connectivity between the teleport and the globe, BSS is committed to providing
international broadcasters, Internet Service Providers and corporate customers
with advanced satellite services at a competitive price.

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About Eutelsat Communications

With capacity commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the
Middle East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the
Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL, code ISIN:
FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading satellite operators. As of 30
September 2012 Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,400
television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe,
the Middle East and Africa. The Group's satellites also provide a wide range
of services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile
broadband markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries
employ over 750 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30

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Finas, +33-1-53-98-35-30,; Leonard
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