Satmex rebrands to Eutelsat Americas

Editor | 07-03-2014

After joining the Eutelsat Group in January 2014, Mexican satellite services provider Satmex has been renamed Eutelsat Americas.

Eutelsat finalised its acquisition of Satmex in January 2014, adding to its portfolio Satmex’s three satellites — 113° West (Satmex 6), 114.9° West (Satmex 5) and 116.8° West (Satmex 8) — that cover 90% of the population of the Americas. The Satmex 7 and 9 satellites are scheduled for launch in 2015 and will more than double this total in-orbit capacity.

“The branding we are announcing today reflects Eutelsat’s objective to consistently use the Eutelsat name across all markets, and underpins our efforts to create a homogenous global presence,” commented Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat chairman and CEO.

“As we continue to grow our operations and expand our reach we want clients, employees and the industry to clearly understand what Eutelsat offers, how we work and what we stand for. Our objective under the global Eutelsat brand is to federate the know-how and ambition of our offices around the world to deliver a high-value and industry-leading experience for our customers.”

Patricio Northland, CEO of the newly formed Eutelsat Americas, added: “This is an important step for the Satmex team. It supports the objective shared across Eutelsat to pursue a single strategy as one company. Joining Eutelsat has redimensioned (sic) the scale of what we can offer clients in and beyond our historical footprint and opened access to new markets and new growth regions. Pursuing our business under the Eutelsat brand reflects this broader scope and is a great move forward.”