Intelsat’s CTO on C-band-clearing schedule, satellite transport options and GEO v non-GEO

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operator Intelsat has emerged from 21 months of Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, selected a new board of directors and will have a new chief executive arriving on April 4.

A little over half its $15 billion in debt was wiped out during the Chapter 11 process, leaving $7 billion. The company has received $1.2 billion in cash for having completed, on time, the Phase One C-band clearing mandated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It stands to receive another $3.7 billion . . .

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