Eutelsat Communications is a French commercial satellite provider with coverage spanning the European continent, the Middle East, Africa, India, and the Americas. It operates a fleet of over 30 satellites serving broadcasters, telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, and government agencies. These satellites are used for video broadcasting, news gathering, broadband services, and data connectivity solutions. Eutelsat generates revenue in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia.
Eutelsat operates a fleet of GEO satellites, which serve traditional telecommunication and broadcasting industries, and is developing a fleet of LEO satellites for IoT. The GEO satellites offer mobility services, data services, broadband services, government services, and video services.
The Eutelsat Quantum, constructed by Airbus, is a new satellite developed by Eutelsat, intended to be launched in 2021, which is intended to offer commercial services for users in government, mobility, and data markets. The satellite is intended to offer in-orbit reprogrammable features for increased flexibility for dynamic beam shaping for communications and vessel-tracking capabilities, a bespoke design of wide-area networks and dynamic traffic shaping, and rapid response capabilities for public protection and disaster recovery and secure control through encryption technology.
Constructed by Thales Alenia Space, the Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is a very high throughput satellite (VHTS) system to support the development of European fixed broadband and in-flight connectivity businesses. The satellite, expected to enter service in 2022 after an expected 2021 launch, will offer a Ka-band capacity of 500 Gbps and is intended to offer capacity allocation flexibility, optimal spectrum use, and progressive ground network deployment.
Eutelsat is developing a low Earth orbit satellite fleet to offer narrowband connectivity and signals processing from terrestrial objects for IoT uses in industries such as transport, oil and gas, and agriculture. The company's fleet of LEO satellites, called ELO for Eutelsat LEO for Objects, is intended to offer global IoT coverage and enable objects to transmit data, irrespective of location, and offer fundamental complementarity between terrestrial networks and the LEO network.
Eutelsat offers broadcasting services through the company's satellite fleet. This includes, according to the company, the delivery of over 6800 television channels, 1800 high definition television channels, and 1100 radio stations broadcast across 38 satellites to homes equipped with DTH receptors and to those connected via cable, IP and DTT networks. Through the broadcasting services offered, Eutelsat works to provide the broadcaster with full-time or ad hoc capacity and services and serve the requirements for program exchanges, contribution links, and global newsgathering.
Eutelsat offers satellite-based broadband services including connectivity services and HTS services. The company offers broadband beyond the reach of terrestrial networks, including satellite-based high-speed internet for national and regional broadband needs. These services are offered in Africa, Europe, and Russia through the company's Konnect series of satellites. The company intends the broadband services to help the social, and economic development of the regions served.
Similarly, Eutelsat offers mobility connection services intended to complement terrestrial cellular networks. This is to deliver solutions and coverage for air and maritime services, including commercial shipping, sea-based oil and gas operations, governmental ships, luxury vessels, and in-flight broadband services.
Eutelsat offers fixed and mobile network operators and service providers data transfer services, which include connectivity services. The company's services are intended to help terrestrial network operators meet growing bandwidth demands. Other services offered include interconnecting corporate networks, backhauling for mobile communications networks, and connecting IoT and machine-to-machine networks.
Eutelsat offers connectivity services for national and international government networks. This includes for use in natural disaster relief management, special operations, and nation-building, all of which, Eutelsat suggests, requires deployable, dependable, secure, and flexible communication networks, which Eutelsat works to offer through the company's satellite network and supported by the companies ground assets and related network.
Eutelsat contracts Airbus for geostationary telecommunications satellite
March 23, 2021
Eutelsat Enters LEO Space through Investment in OneWeb
April 27, 2021
OneWeb receives major investment from Eutelsat
April 27, 2021
Thales Alenia Space to build EUTELSAT 10B satellite for inflight and maritime connectivity services
October 28, 2019