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Monday 8th September 2014

Onlime contracts for additional Ku-band capacity over Africa on Telesat's Telstar 11N satellite

Aerzen, 8 September 2014: Onlime announced today a new three year contract with Telesat for Telstar 11N Ku-band capacity linking Europe and Africa. Onlime has Ku-Band coverage over the whole of Africa and the Telstar 11N footprint over the western part of sub-Saharan Africa is an important part of the jigsaw. Onlime started with pre-launch capacity on the satellite and has seen demand grow steadily over the past five years. Onlime delivers both SCPC and iDirect Evolution services on Telstar 11N to a wide variety of customers.

Onlime, that brought together CET Teleport and the Limeline Group earlier this year, offers a broad range of premium quality Business Communications solutions to enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, hotels, banking, NGO and many other customer groups across the globe.

Nigel Gibson, Vice President International Sales at Telesat, said: “The coverage and capabilities of Telstar 11N over Africa and Europe have led to steadily growing demand for the satellite across these highly competitive markets. We are pleased that Onlime is continuing to increase the Telstar 11N capacity it directly contracts from Telesat and are excited to be strengthening our valued partnership with the Onlime team.”

‘We are delighted to see our relationship with Telesat continuing to grow in these challenging times as Telstar 11N forms a key part of our network coverage strategy over Africa. Demand in Africa for all types of business communication services continues to exceed our expectations and Onlime plans to be at the forefront of delivering the full range of services to our predominantly enterprise customers.’ said Paul Ziegler, Onlime CEO.

The Onlime Group
Onlime is leading the way in providing high quality, secure and reliable business communications to customers across the globe.
Bringing together the knowledge and experience of CET Teleport and the Limeline Group, Onlime provides premium quality connectivity to enterprise, government, military, oil & gas, mining, banking, NGO and many other customer groups across the globe.
With its extensive satellite coverage, across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia through the Caribbean and South America, as well as dedicated access to a growing network of fibre links and with a range of the latest technology platforms, wherever an organisation is in the world, Onlime is there to provide an unrivalled communications environment for business.
What’s more, with a philosophy of being “closer to the customer” Onlime has a dedicated team of professionals based in offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, India, Sierra Leone, Angola, DR Congo, South Africa, USA and UAE. The technical hub in Germany is a fully manned disaster recovery facility with a help desk running 24/7 and Onlime delivers customers the peace of mind, knowing wherever they may be doing business, whatever time of day or night a rapid response is guaranteed.

Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 14 satellites plus the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 with another satellite under construction. Telesat also manages the operations of additional satellites for third parties. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).