Intelsat has commemorated its 50th anniversary of providing telecommunications and video content distribution infrastructure for businesses, organisations and governments around the world.
In honour of its anniversary, the company created a video library featuring 50 interviews with contributors to the earliest days of the commercial space sector, as well as the business leaders responsible for today’s innovations. The video gallery also includes the stories of Intelsat’s customers and employees who have witnessed firsthand the vital role of satellite communications in connecting the world.
"I can think of no better way to honour Intelsat’s 50th year and those early pioneers of space than by looking to the future and the advances that are taking place in space-based communications that will transform how people, machines, and businesses connect to one another," stated Dave McGlade, chairman and CEO, Intelsat (pictured). "The advent of high throughput satellite technology, such as Intelsat EpicNG, and innovation occurring at all levels of our ecosystem will ensure that communities and businesses around the world have the information and content they need to progress and thrive. That was our mission in 1964 and remains critically important at Intelsat today as we endeavor to connect people of the world."
The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) was established on the basis of agreements signed by governments and operating entities in 1964. INTELSAT’s sole purpose was to provide the necessary communications infrastructure that would aid in the socioeconomic development of nations around the world. Since then, Intelsat has played a role in enabling the progression of telecommunications over the past half century.