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Offshore Link Sat (OLS) strengthens partnership with Eutelsat Group for maritime connectivity off Brazilian coast

  • Multiple contracts signed taking advantage of EUTELSAT 8 West B's powerful coverage over Brazil’s coastal area
  • Eutelsat Group fleet continues to address the booming demand in maritime connectivity
  • Expanded agreement underscores a near decade-long partnership and Eutelsat Group commitment to its clients

Paris, 16 November 2023 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris, London Stock Exchange; ETL) announces that Offshore Link Sat (OLS) has expanded its capacity on EUTELSAT 8 West B for GEO maritime connectivity services off the Brazilian coast.

OLS, a Brazilian telecommunication service provider specialised in offshore connectivity for the oil & gas industry (offshore platforms and vessels), further leverages Eutelsat Group’s in-orbit assets to strengthen its tailored connectivity solutions.

The powerful EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite is particularly suited to the maritime market in Brazil with 10 operational transponders connected to footprints covering the African continent and reaching west to South America.

Brauny Albergaria, Offshore Link Sat CEO commented: “OLS is delighted to expand our utilization of the Eutelsat fleet, deepening our long-term partnership. Thanks to this service we continue to bolster the thriving Oil & Gas offshore market in Brazil. Looking ahead we are excited to integrate the GEO-LEO offering into our portfolio driving further innovation and connectivity in the market.”

Juan Pablo Cofino, Eutelsat OneWeb RVP Sales Connectivity Americas, said: “We are proud to further deepen our collaboration with OLS in Brazil after multiple years of a successful partnership. OLS has also shown interest in our integrated GEO-LEO offer and we look forward to the possibility of expanding our partnership together. Indeed, our unique combination of GEO and LEO assets best addresses the challenges related to coverage, latency, redundancy and resilience which are requested more and more by our customers.”


About Eutelsat Group

Eutelsat Group is a global leader in satellite communications, delivering connectivity and broadcast services worldwide. The Group was formed through the combination of the Company and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 36 Geostationary satellites and a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of more than 600 satellites.

The Group addresses the needs of customers in four key verticals of Video, where it distributes more than 6,500 television channels, and the high-growth connectivity markets of Mobile Connectivity, Fixed Connectivity, and Government Services.

Eutelsat Group’s unique suite of in-orbit assets enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of global customers. The Company is headquartered in Paris and the Eutelsat Group employs more than 1,700 people across more than 50 countries. The Group is committed to delivering safe, resilient, and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The Company is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL)

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