Intelsat EpicNG – A High Throughput Satellite Teach-In

November 11, 2013 | By More

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of joining my colleague, Intelsat EVP and CTO Thierry Guillemin, in conducting a “teach-in” about high throughput satellite (HTS) technology at SATELLITE 2013 in Washington, D.C. In the session, we discussed the many technical and commercial considerations involved in choosing any HTS design, and how the choice of a platform involves more than just an examination of Ku-band versus Ka-band. We also highlighted why Intelsat chose to invest in the high throughput, high performance Intelsat EpicNG platform.

High Throughput Satellite Teach-in

Our teach-in was so well received that we decided to take the information a step further and make it available in a shortened video format for anyone who wants to learn more about this important and timely topic. This 30-minute video, which features Intelsat Vice Presidents Mohammad Marashi and Steve Good, is broken into easily digestible “modules” of less than 5 minutes, with each module covering individual technical and commercial aspects, which are defined as:

  • Throughput
  • Efficiency
  • Coverage
  • Architecture
  • Spectrum

We consider these five elements interconnected and interdependent, not only on one another, but upon the customer applications that HTS needs to support.

It is my pleasure to share this resource with our employees, customers and prospects, business partners, members of the media and others who are interested in learning more about HTS technology.

Introduction to High Throughput Satellites (HTS)

HTS Attribute #1: Throughput

HTS Attribute #2: Efficiency

HTS Attribute #3: Coverage

HTS Attribute #4: Architecture

HTS Attribute #5: Spectrum


This article first appeared on Intelsat´s blog.

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Stephen Spengler is Chief Executive Officer of Intelsat. Mr. Spengler is a 30-year telecommunications and satellite industry veteran with experience in the media, broadband, government and internet sectors. He has been a driving force behind the development of Intelsat’s next generation of satellite solutions, particularly the company’s high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG®. Mr. Spengler focuses on driving innovation and generating long-term value for the company’s shareholders, employees and customers across the media, broadband, mobility and government sectors.

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