The Intelsat EpicNG platform, initially comprised of Intelsat 29e and Intelsat 33e, will utilise multiple frequency bands, wide beams, spot beams and frequency reuse technology, and will add to Intelsat's existing satellite fleet and IntelsatONE terrestrial network.
The two EpicNG satellites are scheduled for launch in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Harris CapRock has signed a multi-year agreement for VSAT capacity on the new network to expand its service offerings and offer new applications to its global customers across the energy, maritime and government markets.
The company already utilises Ku-band capacity on multiple satellites on the Intelsat fleet, which will expand to Intelsat 29e when it is launched. The EpicNG satellite platform will provide Harris CapRock with more than one gigabit of throughput.
MTN has also signed a long-term agreement with Intelsat for capacity on Intelsat 29e, to provide more than 2 gigabits of capacity to its cruise and yacht customers in the Caribbean.
MTN will initially use capacity on Intelsat’s Ku-band mobile global broadband infrastructure before partially transitioning to its custom-designed service on the Intelsat EpicNG platform once Intelsat 29e is launched in 2015.