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Paris, Singapore, 14 March 2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that Singtel, one of Asia’s leading communications groups, has selected capacity on its EUTELSAT 70B satellite to support network connectivity in South-East Asia.

Singtel is establishing a new relationship with Eutelsat, a global satellite operator, through a flexible contract that enables it to progressively ramp up capacity over the coming 12 months as demand grows.

The high-performance Asian footprint of EUTELSAT 70B, that stretches from Myanmar to Australia, enables users to operate secure, scalable networks and extend access to outlets in rural and isolated regions areas.

Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Asia, located in Singapore said: “We are honoured to win the confidence of Singtel following its consultation of various satellite alternatives, and to strike a new relationship with a reference telco in Asia. Thanks to the orbital position and footprint of the EUTELSAT 70B satellite it is in a strong position to serve diverse South-East Asia markets that include corporate networks, video distribution to cable headends and cellular backhaul. As part of Eutelsat‘s global fleet it also connects to the rest of the world. Satellites are a vital infrastructure in fast-developing Asian markets and we are delighted to increase our participation in this growth.”