Eutelsat at CabSat Dubai: New Space for Vibrant Broadcast and Broadband Markets

   Eutelsat at CabSat Dubai: New Space for Vibrant Broadcast and Broadband

PR Newswire

DUBAI, UAE, March 11, 2013

DUBAI, UAE, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

DubaiWorld Trade Centre, Hall 1 - stand E1-10

Eutelsat highlights:

  oSatellite TV gatheringpace at MENA's most popular video neighbourhood
    at7°/8° West
  o7/8° Westbreaks the barrier of 1,000 channels. 50 already in HDTV
  oTwo newly launched Eutelsat satellites with first-class connectivity
    between the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa
  oFour additional satellites to launch before end 2015 with superior reach
    of the Middle East and Africa
  oKA-SAT unlocking new potentialof its powerful all Ka-band platform for
    enterprises and the aeronautical market

With two thirds of its 30 satellites located between 8° West and 36° East,
Eutelsat operates one of the most flexible and secure satellite systems to
serve dynamic and enterprising digital markets in the Middle East and Africa.

At the annual CabSat Dubai exhibition and conference that assembles key
players from broadcast, digital media and satellite sectors, Eutelsat will
showcase its newest resources and solutions to support customers,
broadcasters, service providers, telecom operators and government agencies as
they grow their business across the region.

The 7/8 West video neighbourhood breaks the barrier of 1,000 channels. 50 in
(+ 28% over 12 months)

In this expanding satellite TV universe, the most popular video neighbourhoods
in the MENA region have consolidated their positions as key points of
reference for TV homes across the region:

  +The 7°/8° West neighbourhood, serving major broadcasters, has further
    consolidated its popularity, crossing the milestone of 1,000 channels.
    Over 50 TV channels are already in High Definition. To respond to the
    increasing consumer interest in the
    7°/8° West neighbourhood and to partner the acceleration of HDTV, Eutelsat
    will redeploy an existing high-power Ku-band satellite to 8° West by end
    2013. This will expand resources in advance of the launch by end 2015 of
    EUTELSAT 8 West B, Eutelsat's most advanced satellite, embarking new
    functionalities to take performance and signal protection to new levels.
  +Eutelsat's high-performance HOT BIRD satellites, home to the first Arabic
    private satellite TV channel in 1991, also continue to benefit from this
    dynamic with a strong line-up of channels in Arabic. Over 100 of the 1,100
    channels broadcasting from the HOT BIRD satellites are in Arabic.

The most flexible and secure satellite system over Middle East and North
Africa, with 20 satellites in operation

With 20 of its satellites connecting the Middle East and North Africa to the
rest of the world, Eutelsat is uniquely placed to deliver exceptional levels
of commercial flexibility across diverse markets ranging from broadcasting,
telecoms, oil and gas to government communications.

This unique portfolio of resources includes C-band capacity connected to
powerful continental footprints, and Ku-band capacity connected to high-power
regional spotbeams optimised for broadcasting as well as for intercontinental
connectivity. In the emerging Ka-band market, the powerful KA-SAT, designed
for broadband services, offers innovative resources over North Africa and the

EUTELSAT 70B and 21B, Eutelsat's two new innovative and flexible satellites
will be highlighted in Dubai. Both are designed to provide ISPs, telecom and
GSM operators, video companies and government service providers with regional
coverage and connectivity between the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and as
far as Australia.

  oEquipped with 40 transponders, EUTELSAT 21B has increased resources at the
    established 21° East position by 30% and opened a new service area over
    North-West Africa combined with interconnectivity with Europe, the Middle
    East and Central Asia.
  oUnique of its kind,EUTELSAT 70B has been specially designed to optimise
    resources from a single orbital slot at the crossroads of Europe, Africa,
    Asia and Australia. Four powerful regional beams connected to 48 Ku-band
    transponders are located on a single platform, allowing customers to
    benefit from regional coverage or to interconnect continents. EUTELSAT 70B
    has more than doubled capacity at 70.5° East for data and government
    services, broadband access, GSM backhauling and professional video

Four out of seven Eutelsat satellites to launch over the next three years to
boost resources for Middle East and North Africa

Eutelsat's long-term roadmap is clear: to continue to invest in order to renew
and increase capacity as well as raise security so customer can boost their
business and open new paths of expansion. Within the next three years, four
out of seven of new Eutelsat satellites will take resources for the Middle
East and Africa to a new level. This includes in particular the EUTELSAT 3B
satellite, to be launched in early 2014, which will strengthen and enhance
coverage over MENA for data and professional video services in the Ku-band as
well as bring first class C-band capacity with extensive reach over Europe,
MENA, Africa and most of South America.

                        Estimated launch
    Satellite           (calendar )              Frequency band
    EUTELSAT 3D         Q2 2013                  Ku
    EUTELSAT 25B*       Q3 2013                  Ku / Ka
    EUTELSAT 3B         H1 2014                  Ku / Ka / C
    EUTELSAT 8 West B   H1 2015                  Ku / C

* Partnership satellite with Qatar Satellite Company.

KA-SATto unlock new potentialof its powerful all Ka-band platform for
enterprises and the aeronautical market

The KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite is changing the paradigm for satellite
broadband by driving down the per megabit cost of connectivity. At CabSat
Dubai, Eutelsat will continue to unlock the potential of this powerful all
Ka-band platform with new products for professional markets.

This will include a new aeronautical mobile service called Eutelsat Air
Access, designed to accelerate the deployment of passenger in-flight
connectivity by commercial airlines operating within the extensive coverage of
KA-SAT, with speeds up to 100 Mbps per airline. Eutelsat will also presenta
new IP VPN access, back-up and off-load security-enhancedsolution, developed
with OneAccess todeliver high-speed satellite connectivity to businesses with
up to 20 Mbps downlink and 6 Mbps uplink.

Where to meet us at CabSat Dubai

  +Eutelsat Stand:Hall 1 - E1-10

GVF Satellite MENA Summit-Meeting Room Hatta G&H (above Exhibition Hall 2)

  +March13 - 1pm - 2.15pm : Conference Global & Regional Satellite Operators
    and High-Capacity/HighThroughput Satellites, with Olivier Anstett, Deputy
    Director, Multimedia and Value Added Services Department, Eutelsat

About Eutelsat Communications (

Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. 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, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 31 December 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting almost 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.

SOURCE Eutelsat Communications

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