Satcom Direct Charts New Course for Business Aviation Connectivity with Intelsat’s New FlexExec Service

LUXEMBOURG & MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), the world’s leading provider of satellite
services and integrated communications, announced today that Satcom
Direct (SD), a premier business aviation connectivity provider, will be
the first solution partner and master distributor to market FlexExec to
the business aviation sector.

By adding, FlexExec to its new SD Xperience portfolio, SD will be able
to deliver high-performance, in-flight broadband connectivity to
business jets globally. SD will have immediate access to Intelsat’s
global, flexible and proven Ku-band satellite fleet, including the
Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform.
Unlike other services, FlexExec is uniquely designed to support business
aviation, meaning capacity is not shared amongst commercial aviation or
consumer broadband customers, ensuring that business jet passengers will
have seamless, on-demand connectivity. It can also be customized to meet
business jet owners’ needs; differentiating and enhancing the value
proposition to passengers.

“We are delighted that Satcom Direct has chosen FlexExec to be a part of
their SD Xperience platform,” said Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s vice
president and general manager, mobility. “The global footprint,
resiliency, redundancy and flexibility of FlexExec’s seamless Ku-band
platform will ensure that passengers can easily extend fast, high
quality broadband connectivity from their office into the skies.
Whenever it is needed, the power and throughput of FlexExec and SD
Xperience will ensure that the business and entertainment needs of their
passengers will be met.”

Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct’s founder and CEO, said, “Given the demands of
business aviation, FlexExec will provide the maximum flexibility,
efficient use of bandwidth, and seamless connectivity service needed for
an industry where routes and passenger requirements constantly shift.
FlexExec is unique in the sense that the network is committed to the
business aviation sector. As a result, we can deliver a highly reliable,
and consistent passenger experience anytime globally. It is a
significant addition to the SD customer offering.”

During the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE),
Satcom Direct will be offering demonstrations of the FlexExec service
and detailing commercial options for customers at its booth, #250, and
on the static display, #SD40.

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About Intelsat
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) operates the world’s
first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video
and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized
Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial
infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture
to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation
of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of
people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband
connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite
communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an
entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible,
connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For
more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

About Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies
provide global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation,
military, government, and head of state aircraft. The company also
provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations.
Since 1997, SD has worked to advance the technology of global
connectivity, being first to market with new capabilities in
communications technology. SD’s industry leading hardware solutions,
like the SDR, are complemented by their divisional capabilities
including SD Avionics cabin and flight deck systems and SD software
solutions. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet
ConneX), Iridium service partner, and ViaSat Ku preferred reseller, SD
is also the exclusive service provider for SmartSky Networks.

SD World Headquarters and primary operations centre is located in
Melbourne, Florida, with additional office locations in the United
States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia,
Brazil, and South Africa. For more information regarding SD, visit www.satcomdirect.com,
e-mail sales@satcomdirect.com,
or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.

Contacts

Intelsat
Jason Bates, +1-703-559-7044
Media Communications
Manager
jason.bates@intelsat.com

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