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Intelsat Expands LEO Deal With Eutelsat Group

By Rachel Jewett | March 19, 2024

      Intelsat signs multi-orbit deal with Eutelsat OneWeb. Photo: Intelsat

      Intelsat is expanding its partnership with Eutelsat Group for the company’s OneWeb Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation, committing to $250 million for LEO services over the first six years, with an option for an additional $250 million. Intelsat announced the expanded agreement on Tuesday. 

      In addition, Intelsat will work with Eutelsat in developing the next-generation of the OneWeb constellation – providing direct design and functionality input. 

      Intelsat called the deal a significant development for multi-orbit satellite connectivity solutions. This agreement will increase and further integrate LEO capabilities into Intelsat’s solutions offerings across its current and future customer base. 

      “We’ve been partnering with Eutelsat for some time now, leveraging its OneWeb LEO constellation to offer a multi-orbit solution, primarily in commercial aviation,” said Dave Wajsgras, CEO of Intelsat. “We’re now seeing so many additional opportunities for customers to benefit from multi-orbit solutions. We believe it’s in Intelsat’s interests, Eutelsat’s interests, and our customers’ interests for us to expand the partnership that’s already in place – one that is working well and has strong demand.” 

      Eutelsat CEO Eva Berneke called it a “vote of confidence” in OneWeb.