Intelsat and CDL to deliver land mobility services throughout India

Intelsat and CDL to deliver land mobility services throughout India

An expanded connectivity offering from two major names in satellite communications – Intelsat and CDL – is said to hold out the promise of delivering new land mobility services throughout India.

Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks, and India-based Cloudcast Digital Limited (CDL), a provider of technology-led satcom solutions and services, have expanded satellite communication connectivity using Intelsat’s FlexMove, an end-terminal, fully managed service, to deliver land mobile services to customers in hard-to-reach locations throughout India.

CDL’s technology services are managed by Planetcast Media Services Limited, a teleport and video platform services provider. Planetcast is also a long-time Intelsat media customer on Intelsat 17 and Intelsat 20, both of which are leading satellites for video distribution services to customers in India.

In 2022, CDL and Intelsat introduced Flex services into India, combining Intelsat satellite capacity over the region, a Flex gateway in Noida in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, and CDL’s In-Flight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) licence to deliver FlexMaritime service for vessels traveling in Indian territorial waters. Specifically designed for global commercial maritime trade routes FlexMaritime delivers high-speed, reliable connectivity that powers business at sea. 

Intelsat explains that the Flex service simplifies the management and delivery of broadband services and connectivity to enterprise and mobility customers around the globe.

Indeed, Intelsat and CDL are now expanding the capabilities of the Flex service over India to include the availability of FlexMove. With FlexMove, CDL will deliver service for land-mobile applications, enabling rapid response to support disaster relief operations for border security, police forces, and disaster relief agencies using vehicle-mounted and backpack solutions for communications.

Additional Flex services will include the high-throughput enterprise network connectivity solution FlexEnterprise and FlexExec, described as the only network built for business aviation. These multiple approaches will enable the provision of maritime, enterprise, business jet, land mobile and media services to customers in India.

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