Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

MTN and Harris CapRock agree Epic deals

Harris CapRock Communications and MTN have both announced deals to utilise Intelsat's newly announced EpicNG network to provide VSAT services after the new satellites are launched.

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.


Related items

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio


Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.


Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2019 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy