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SoftBank Mobile Utilizes Intelsat’s Hybrid Solution for Managed Network Services in Japan


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Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, earlier today announced an agreement with SoftBank Mobile Corp. for the provision of managed network services in Japan. SoftBank Mobile, a leading provider of mobile communications solutions, signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement using capacity on Intelsat 8 at 169º East and the fully managed IntelsatOne terrestrial network.

SoftBank Mobile will use Intelsat’s solutions to complete infrastructure for cellular and data backhaul services to its customers throughout the southern islands of Japan. Additionally, Intelsat will provide local licensing support to SoftBank Mobile for VSAT terminals, certain equipment and customized operations.

“Among the options available for cellular backhaul networks in the region, Intelsat’s managed solution stood out for its outstanding reliability and service quality,” said

SoftBank Mobile General Manager of Satellite Networks Tetsuji Katayama. “Through this agreement, we are able to expand our service area and enhance our offerings to customers in the geographically dispersed southern islands of Japan.”


“Mobile service leaders such as SoftBank are increasingly seeking reliable network solutions across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Terry Bleakley, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales. “Our satellite fleet and IntelsatOne infrastructure will enable SoftBank to seamlessly increase the reach of its mobile network with a highly scalable, enterprise-grade solution.”


About SoftBank Mobile

The SoftBank Group has based its business growth on the Internet with the corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution – Happiness for everyone”. The Group is currently engaged in various businesses in the information industry, including mobile communications, broadband infrastructure, fixed-line telecommunications and Internet culture, and pursuing further synergies within the Group. SoftBank Mobile Corp.
provides mobile communications business as a member of the SoftBank Group. While offering cutting-edge smartphones, attractive devices and variety of content, it is also striving to enhance its high-speed communication network, such as LTE, to provide a better service environment for customers. It has also achieved the number one position in terms of subscriber net additions for five consecutive periods in Japan. For more information, please refer to www.softbankmobile.co.jp/en/ : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. .


About Intelsat

Intelsat is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For over 45 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.



Intelsat Safe Harbor Statement

Some of the statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. The forward-looking statements made in this release reflect Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Intelsat's control. Known risks include, among others, the risks included in Intelsat’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the political, economic and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for communications services or in which we operate and other risks and uncertainties inherent in the telecommunications business in general and the satellite communications business in particular. Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements contained in this news release with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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IntelsatAlex Horwitz, +1 202-679-9161Director, Corporate
Communications alex.horwitz@intelsat.com : mailto:alex.horwitz@intelsat.com orDianne

VanBeber, +1 202-944-7406Vice President, Investor Relations and
Communications dianne.vanbeber@intelsat.com : mailto:dianne.vanbeber@intelsat.com


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