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Intelsat EpicNG Broadband Connectivity to Support MTN's Service

Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, and MTN Satellite Communications, the leading global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world, announced today that MTN has committed to Intelsat EpicNG, Intelsat's at once generation, high-performance, open architecture satellite platform for the cruise and yacht sectors.

The Intelsat EpicNG platform is a complementary overlay to Intelsat's leading global satellite network. At first, MTN will utilize capacity on Intelsat's Ku-band mobile global broadband infrastructure. Once Intelsat 29e is launched in 2015, MTN will at that time partially transition to its custom-designed service on the Intelsat EpicNG platform, enabling MTN to deliver an unprecedented level of throughput in key Caribbean regions, especially for the cruise and yacht sectors.

"MTN has chosen the Intelsat EpicNG platform for our revolutionary High-Throughput Multi-Spot Ku-band solution for the Caribbean. This game-changing infrastructure will allow us to once again set the bar for broadband telecommunications at sea," said Errol Olivier, President and CEO of MTN Satellite Communications. "This is the first of a series of strategic initiatives that will include much more than just satellite bandwidth. Our cruise and yacht clients want to offer their guests and crew the same Internet experience they have at home or at land-based resorts. We are confident that our service on Intelsat EpicNG, along with our othr innovative wireless and application optimization solutions, will exceed our clients' expectations."
"After absolutely evaluating several high-throughput satellite alternatives, we concluded that the Intelsat EpicNG Ku-band spot beams were the ideal solution for the mission-critical needs of our clients," said Kevin McCarthy, MTN's SVP of Network Engineering. "The innovative Intelsat EpicNG platform will give us unprecedented control, allowing us to customize every aspect of the service. The resulting design will provide unmatched throughput and reliability, during maintaining wrong side out compatibility with the rest of our global Ku-band network. Our cruise and yacht clients will be able to seamlessly roam into our high-throughput beams with their existing Ku antennas."

MTN Satellite Communications, the first company to offer a stabilized Very Small Aperture Terminal satellite solution for ships at sea, has contributed to the evolution of the satellite industry over the past three decades, delivering communications solutions that address the needs of people moving around the world. Through MTN's reliable global satellite network and expertise, the company continues to deliver solutions across various markets during addressing the unparalleled challenges and needs for each.

Today, MTN offers services and solutions to cruise lines, commercial shipping, oil and gas, mega yachts, government entities and aviation markets. MTN delivers and supports a broad array of integrated turnkey services, including remote access for Internet, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), voice services, remote IT management, global vessel tracking, bandwidth optimization, real-time video capabilities, crew calling solutions, and other enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.mtnsat.com.

The leading provider of satellite services worldwide

Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world's leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat's satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by a long way.

Some of the statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. The forward-looking statements made in this release reflect Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Intelsat's control. Known risks include, among others, the risks included in Intelsat's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the political, economic and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for communications services or in which we operate and other risks and uncertainties inherent in the telecommunications business in general and the satellite communications business in particular. Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements contained in this news release 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 if not.

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