Fifth Intelsat EpicNG Satellite – Intelsat 37e – Goes Live
The Intelsat EpicNG network of high-throughput satellites (HTS) continues to evolve with our fifth satellite, Intelsat 37e (IS-37e), operational at 342° East, significantly expanding the Intelsat Globalized Network with customers in Europe, Africa and the Americas poised to reap the rewards.
With advanced technology, new capabilities and the highest throughput of the Intelsat EpicNG fleet, IS-37e enables government, broadband and mobility customers to take advantage of optimized services to support the most demanding applications.
IS-37e is the first satellite to offer full interconnectivity between three different frequency bands. It adds resilience, flexibility and efficiency improvements for customers in three distinct ways:
- Interconnectivity across C-, Ku- and Ka-bands. IS-37e is the world’s first fully interconnected satellite, building upon our multi-band, open architecture philosophy. With high performance across all bands and improved throughput — up to 45 Gbps — the next-generation satellite is ideal for wireless backhaul, enterprise VSAT and mobility networks. Our C-band payload, the largest fully digital payload to date, combines a mix of high-power spot and wide beams, which adds to the throughput benefits.
- Steerable beams. To meet customers’ evolving needs, IS-37e added Ku- and Ka-band steerable beams. These can be positioned as needed to increase network access and support high-demand areas for government and commercial mobility applications.
- Power sharing between beams. IS-37e creates agility within the satellite by allowing customers to assign power between shaped, fixed and steerable spot Ku-band and Ka-band beams. This new capability brings flexibility within the payload to optimize connectivity and increase efficiency as regional requirements shift.
As with all of the EpicNG satellites, IS-37e is fully integrated with our existing satellite fleet and global IntelsatOne terrestrial network and also provides additional resiliency for IntelsatOne Flex managed services.
And, the EpicNG fleet continues to grow. Horizons 3e is due to launch in 2018 completing the global EpicNG fabric with high-throughput services in the Asia Pacific region.
Benefits of the Intelsat EpicNG Platform
High Performance. Open Architecture.
Intelsat EpicNG offers you a major design breakthrough for increased satellite throughput and performance. This new constellation of high-throughput spacecraft marks the progressive evolution of our global network, incorporating new C, Ku and Ka spot beams into our fleet to create differentiated solutions for your applications. The high-performance platform is designed to exceed the capabilities of leading service providers, enabling throughput in the range of 25-60 Gbps per satellite, about 10 times that of traditional satellites and triple that of next-generation Ka-band solutions. Higher throughput will provide you with technical and economic benefits for a wide range of your satellite communication applications.
- High performance and lower cost per-bit
- Supports migration from MSS to broadband FSS
- Compatible with a range of multi-media on-the-move applications
- Addresses current and expected areas of operations and surge
- Compatible with your network concept of operations
- Supports broadcast or multicast imagery dissemination
- Offers full data path agility with IntelsatOne or your own sanctuary gateways
- Delivers guaranteed access to capacity for mission critical applications
- Open architecture
- Backward compatibility allows use of your existing network infrastructure and your network topology for lower total cost
- Forward compatible as ground technology advances
- Compliant with Information Assurance standards for resilience
- Provides enhanced quality assurance surveillance capabilities
The first Intelsat EpicNG satellite (IS-29e) is in service and the second satellite, IS-33, launched in August 2016, will be operational in early 2017. Three additional EpicNG satellites will be entering service in 2017.