November 22, 2021 – Intelsat announces the expansion of its global FlexMaritime service, now enabling connectivity for vessels traveling in Indian territorial waters and immediately enhancing the service coverage for all of Intelsat’s 8,000 existing FlexMaritime vessels. The landmark development also provides access for Indian-registered vessels to Intelsat’s award-winning global high-throughput maritime network. Intelsat’s expansion is made possible by a new in-country gateway that is operationally ready to provide service via Intelsat’s HTS satellites under India-based partner Cloudcast’s in-flight and maritime connectivity (IFMC) license. FlexMaritime provides high-speed, resilient connectivity service with 99.95 percent proven network uptime. The expansion of FlexMaritime into India will open new business opportunities and accelerate digital transformation for thousands of Indian-flagged vessels and ships trading in Indian territorial waters. According to the Ministry of Shipping, around 95 percent of India’s trading by volume and 70 percent by value is done through maritime transport. The gateway will be located in Noida, India, serving as a critical link between Intelsat’s terrestrial ground network and space assets and extending Intelsat’s existing global network to a vital trading port.