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PanAmSat Expands Terrestrial Capability With Sonic Purchase

By | November 14, 2003

      Wilton, Conn.-based satellite operator PanAmSat [NASDAQ: SPOT] is expanding its land-based capabilities with an all-cash acquisition of Sonic Telecom, a provider of international high-definition multimedia transmission services and business applications.

      The transaction will extend the reach of PanAmSat’s 24-satellite global fleet and its existing fiber network throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. The resulting integration of Sonic Telecom into the PanAmSat infrastructure will provide customers with a seamless satellite/fiber network that will deliver video content to or from virtually anywhere in the world in a secure manner with “robust redundancy,” company officials said.

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