The Inside Track | December 2016
Intelsat General Tapped for Satellite Services Supporting WIN-T Testing
Intelsat General, a subsidiary of Intelsat, has announced a new contract to provide satellite connectivity to RiteNet Corp. to support testing by the U.S. Army at Ft. Bliss in El, Paso, TX, and at the nearby White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Army conducts a range of testing using the Warfighter Information Network (WIN-T) at these two facilities, including two Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) events each year to evaluate new technologies (Figure 1). Using Ku-band capacity on an Intelsat satellite, RiteNet will provide both ongoing and surge capacity for the network. RiteNet provides information technology and telecommunications services to a number of government and commercial customers.