Turksat expands Intelsat contract

By Robert Briel
March 22, 2010 06.57 UK

Intelsat signed an agreement with Turksat for enhanced satellite capacity serving the Middle East region.

The agreement provides Turksat with satellite capacity on the Intelsat system while Turksat finalizes details of its new satellite. In addition, Intelsat will have the option to participate with Turksat in its plans for continued growth in this strategic region.

In describing this important step in the longstanding relationship between the two companies, Phillip Spector, Intelsat’s Executive Vice President, Business Development, said in a statement: “Global partnering is an important aspect of our growth program, and Turksat is an attractive partner with a heritage of serving its country and the region for nearly 20 years. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Turksat and participating in its continued success as an important satellite operator in a region where demand for satellite services is increasing.”