Eutelsat Communications S.A., through its subsidiaries, operates as a telecommunications satellite operator. It engages in the design, establishment, operation, and maintenance of satellite telecommunications systems in north Africa, Russia, the Middle East, the east of North America, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. The company provides broadcast services, including direct-to-home, HDTV, 3D TV, digital cinema, digital terrestrial television, interactive TV, dual reception 9°E/13°E, occasional use/satellite news gathering, contribution and distribution solutions, digital platforms, Skyplex multiplexing services, and uplinking services; and broadband services comprising broadband Internet access, consumer broadband, corporate IP networks, IP streaming solutions, IP file transfer, and IP trunking. It also offers telecom and data services, such as VSAT, point-to-point, voice connectivity, GSM backhaul, business TV and radio, and government services; and solutions for fleet management and maritime communications. As of June 30, 2012, the company owned and operated 29 satellites in geostationary orbit that provided capacity to international telecommunications operators and international broadcasting companies for television and radio broadcasting services, as well as for business telecommunications services, multimedia applications, and messaging and positioning services. It primarily serves international telecommunication operators and broadcasters, corporate network integrators, and companies. The company was formerly known as SatBirds S.A.S. and changed its name to Eutelsat Communications S.A. in August 2005. Eutelsat Communications S.A. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
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