Eutelsat Announces the Renewal by Algérie Télécom Satellite of Three Contracts on EUTELSAT 5 West A Satellite

Eutelsat Announces the Renewal by Algérie Télécom Satellite of Three Contracts
                        on EUTELSAT 5 West A Satellite

PR Newswire

PARIS, March 5, 2013

PARIS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Algérie Télécom Satellite, a
subsidiary of Algeria's national telecom operator, today announced the
conclusion of three long-term contract renewals. The renewals cover 105 MHz of
spectrum on the EUTELSAT5WestA satellite connected to the satellite's
high-power service area over Algeria and the Sahara region.

The capacity is deployed by Algérie Télécom Satellite to deliver high-quality
broadband connectivity to local administrations, hospitals, universities and
schools beyond range of terrestrial infrastructure, and for critical business
networks covering multiple economic sectors including oil and gas, mining,
banking and distribution. Services are run by Algérie Télécom Satellite from
its teleport near Algiers.

Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat, commented: "Eutelsat has operated in close
partnership with Algérie Télécom Satellitesince 2005, making superior
resources available on the EUTELSAT5WestA and EUTELSAT7WestAsatellites
and offering expertise in ground infrastructure deployment. We are proud to
forge this new long-term agreement and to assist Algérie Télécom Services in
pursuing its far-reaching programme to deliver the highest quality of digital
services to users ingeographically dispersedregions of Algeria."

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About Algérie Télécom Satellite:

About Eutelsat Communications (

Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach ofEurope, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 31 December 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting 4,500 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 780 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.

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