Intelsat and Marlink have signed an agreement for high-throughput connectivity from Intelsat's Horizons 3e satellite.

Horizons 3e, a joint-venture satellite owned by Intelsat and Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, will be stationed at 169East to deliver connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region. The satellite is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2018, and when combined with the already contracted high-throughput broadband services provided by Intelsat 29e, Intelsat 33e, and Intelsat 35e, Marlink will offer Intelsat Epic performance to its maritime customers traversing the world's busiest shipping routes.

Complementing the global Intelsat Epic services, Marlink will also leverage IntelsatOne uplink and virtual network operator services, including those from Intelsat's teleport in Napa, Calif. Marlink is a long-standing Intelsat customer, with services on multiple Intelsat satellites and the IntelsatOne terrestrial network.