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(Oslo, Norway, November 10, 2014) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) announced today that Intellian’s v-series antennas have been approved for use on its forthcoming satellite, THOR 7. The satellite, expected to start commercial service in 2015, is equipped with an HTS/Ka-band payload, which has been specifically designed for the mobility VSAT market, offering high-powered regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes.

The Intellian v-series antennas already support Ku-band services on the existing THOR satellite fleet, providing TSBc customers with exceptional performance and redundancy.  Moreover, with its simple conversion from Ku-band to Ka-band services, the v100 antenna systems provide an easy upgrade path for THOR 7, which will offer 6-9 Gbps throughput with up to 25 simultaneously active spot beams and also deliver reliable download speeds in the tens of Mbps on its HTS (High Throughput Satellite) Ka-band payload. In addition to the v100, TSBc  plans to work with Intellian to approve more antenna systems.

“Over the years, we have developed a good working partnership with Intellian”, said Julian Crudge, TSBc’s Divisional Director , Network and Data services. “The v-series antenna system was chosen as it provides a viable solution for our customers, with easy upgrade capability, ensuring that we are well prepared once THOR 7 commences service.”

“Intellian has played a pivotal role in changing the industry’s perception of VSAT as a viable and convenient communications solution, said Jon Harrison, Intellian’s VP of Global Sales. “From intuitive user interfaces to ease of operation, our v-series antenna system delivers superior performance and reliability for maritime satellite-communications systems, both in Ku-band today and upgraded for next-generation Ka-band capability. Intellian is delighted to be chosen by Telenor Satellite Broadcasting as one of their approved antenna suppliers for its THOR 7 HTS Ka-band services.”

TSBc’s THOR 7 HTS satellite adds vital growth capacity for our long-standing maritime and offshore customers, offering highly concentrated and high-powered coverage over the North Sea, Red Sea, Baltic Sea, North Atlantic, Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.

 

About Intellian Technologies Inc.Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna technology. This well established company has an international reputation for bringing patented innovation to the VSAT and TVRO market. One of the fastest expanding companies in the industry, Intellian exports its products to six continents and over 45 countries with more than 460 contracted dealers and a worldwide support network. It is currently undergoing a substantial expansion of its manufacturing and R&D facilities in Korea. The company’s extensive technical capabilities cover TVRO, VSAT with the latest Global XpressTM capabilities and in-house development and manufacture of Fleet Broadband systems. The company provides a 3-year warranty on all VSAT antennas which is unique in the maritime industry. With expertise in recreational boats and ocean vessels in the commercial, oil & gas markets, and the military, Intellian antenna technology reaches a wide market sector. Headquartered in Seoul, Intellian also has a Maritime Technical Centre in Busan, South Korea, as well as offices, warehouse and engineering centers located at major shipping destinations around the world, all with the staff and resources to support the company’s global customer customer base. www.intelliantech.com

In the third quarter of 2014, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 27.7 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 3.5%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 10.3 billion, the EBITDA margin was 37% and operating cash flow was NOK 6.3 billion.

“During the third quarter, we continued to drive profitability and revenue growth and reported the best quarter ever in terms of EBITDA and operating cash flow. We added 3.4 million new mobile subscribers during the period, fuelled by customer uptake in India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and our newest market Myanmar,’’ said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group.

“Our extensive 4G network expansion in Norway combined with an increased number of 4G enabled devices fuelled consumers’ appetite for data and resulted in robust revenue growth in the quarter. Ever-evolving customer expectations require further investments and strong focus on efficient operations in Norway,’’ said Baksaas.

“In Thailand, revenue and subscription growth were impacted in the quarter as a direct result of intensified competition and a slow economic recovery.  To meet strong demand for internet services, mobile data and match fast-changing consumer lifestyles, dtac is stepping up its investment in 3G and 4G networks. The migration to the new 3G licence continues to drive regulatory cost savings. Ongoing disputes remain part of the business environment in Thailand, which we will continually work to address,’’ said Baksaas.

“At the end of September, we launched our services in Myanmar, bringing our first customers online. Telenor started in the nation’s second-largest city of Mandalay and thereafter moved towards the metropolitan hubs of Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon. We will proceed to connect the unconnected in more towns, villages as well as rural areas and look forward to providing essential infrastructure to the people of Myanmar. On 25 October we passed the 1 million subscriber mark and we are confident this promising trend will continue,” said Baksaas.

“We will carry on with our relentless efforts to drive profitable growth from increased internet consumption. Out of our total customer base of close to 180 million subscribers, some 29 percent are currently active internet users. To capture this growth potential, we will continue to offer affordable and relevant services, thereby stimulating demand and consequently monetizing internet usage,’’ said Baksaas.“Based on the performance so far this year and our expectations for the remainder of 2014, we maintain our full-year guidance. As previously communicated, we expect an EBITDA margin above last year and low single digit organic revenue growth,” said Baksaas.

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Keeping you connected across Europe from our 1° West home

With the European yachting season now under way, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is offering a new high-powered satellite service utilising THOR 5 T2 and THOR 10-02 satellites, both located at 1˚West. These satellites provide excellent elevation angles for data services connecting throughout Europe, specifically in the Mediterranean.

Suitable for use with antennas as small as 60cm, TSBc’s iDirect VNO (Virtual Network Operator) services provide high bandwidth availability and offer reliable communications solutions for maritime, offshore and land-based capabilities. Our iDirect VNO services provide several levels of flexibility and cost benefits to suit your specific requirements.

Contact us today to find out more about our iDirect services and coverage at 1˚West

Extended coverage across European, Atlantic and Caribbean waters

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is now offering a wide range of iDirect solutions, utilising third-party capacity on the Telstar fleet for extended coverage across Europe, the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

Supported from our ground operations at Nittedal, TSBc is operating one of its 11-metre antennas to provide VSAT services on our dedicated iDirect hub. TSBc’s iDirect solutions deliver unrivalled quality without the need for investment in teleport infrastructure or commitment to long-term satellite capacity.

Contact us today to find out more about specific coverage and capacity availability,

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Caribbean T11N Atlantic T14R

Middle East broadband boost

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s Thor III inclined-orbit satellite, positioned over the Middle East and equipped with 13 transponders, can now deliver up to 1.6 Gbps of bandwidth for connectivity and satellite broadband services across the region.Thor III operates at 4 ˚West and provides an ideal capacity solution for large Telco’s, ISPs, government bodies, and military and corporate organisations which require large bandwidth, and enables them to benefit from a significant cost reduction.

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Available satellite capacity for network and data services

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) offers satellite capacity and services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa on its own satellites and on those of third parties. Furthermore, TSBc’s own capacity, positioned at 1˚West, provides excellent regional European coverage with favourable look angles over the main European shipping lanes – perfect for capacity requirements during the summer boating season. Available satellite capacity for Network and Data services:

Ku-band capacity

  • THOR 10-02 – European and Middle East capacity
  • THOR 5 – North Sea and Northern European capacity
  • THOR III – (Inclined services) Middle East capacity
  • IS 12 – European and Middle East capacity
  • Telstar 12 – European and Middle East capacity
  • Telstar 11N – European and Africa connectivity

C-band connectivity

  • IS 902 – Africa connectivity
  • IS 10-02 – Africa connectivity
  • SES 4 – Africa connectivity

Contact us for full capacity listings and pricing

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Telenor Group is reporting solid financial performance for the second quarter with profitable growth. The results show close to four million new customers, continued revenue growth, a strong EBITDA margin of 36% and an operating cash flow of more than NOK 5.6 billion. Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 26.8 billion in the quarter, representing an organic revenue growth of 1.6%.

“The strong results in Norway reflect the rapid rise in customer demand for mobile data and our ability to provide relevant services supported by superior network quality and coverage. Our customers almost doubled their data usage from the second quarter last year. The extensive network expansion and increase in 4G enabled phones are the key drivers of this positive development resulting in an ARPU increase of 4% and underlying mobile revenue improvement of 6%. While the results are strong, the high investments in modern infrastructure and changes in customer expectations demand continued efficiency improvements, as well as strong efforts for building capabilities for the future,” said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group.

“In Thailand, our ability to successfully migrate customers to the new 3G network and complete the transition to a licensing regime is key to delivering high quality services as well as improving profitability. A combination of intense competition, a lower interconnect rate and weaker macro-economic development have material effect on sales this quarter. Dtac has managed to further reduce regulatory costs, and has also taken measures to increase efficiency and enhance capabilities to manage evolving market conditions and to meet customer expectations,” said Baksaas.

“I am pleased to note strong performance by our operations in Sweden and Malaysia as well as growth in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. However, the Danish telecom market remains challenging. The operational performance this quarter underscores the benefits of a well-diversified Group,” said Baksaas.

“On the back of strong performance so far this year and our estimates for the remainder of 2014, we now expect an EBITDA margin above last year while our revenue outlook remains at low single digit organic growth. Following the shift of the satellite-related capex to next year, we adjust this year’s capex to sales ratio downwards to be in the range of 14-15%,’’ said Baksaas.

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