Eutelsat Communications has created a new division in the UK which will drive its
strategy for serving providers of end-to-end government services, NGOs and
institutional agencies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The division will be headed by Matt Child, former CEO of Solaris Mobile, who joined
Eutelsat in 2014 to contribute to structuring Eutelsat’s long-term vision on
government-related business including satellite bandwidth leases, shared satellites
and hosted payloads.
Eutelsat has longstanding experience of serving government markets which
accelerated in 2001 with the creation of Eutelsat Inc. in Washington DC. This was
followed in 2006 by the establishment of Eutelsat America Corp. (EAC) which
specialises in working with companies providing services worldwide to US
government departments as well as commercial customers.
Eutelsat Government EMEA will complement Eutelsat America Corp’s efforts through
marketing of satellite capacity to government service providers and providers of
disaster recovery and humanitarian communications in the EMEA region. It will
leverage Eutelsat’s portfolio of C, Ku and Ka-band satellites which provide global
coverage and are available from small circuits to multiple transponders.
It will also market the Eutelsat Quantum satellite in the EMEA region. To be
launched in 2018, Eutelsat Quantum’s flexible design in terms of coverages, power
and frequency bands, as well as its very high resilience, will be ideally suited to
Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat’s chairman and CEO, commented, “Our objective with this
new division is to complement the strong government-based business driven by
Eutelsat America Corp. by providing vision, support and expertise to the many ways
we can support companies in the EMEA region serving governments and institutional