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Why Intelsat's Stock Soared 531% Higher in 2018
Posted: 14 January 2019

The satellite communications expert lived to fight another day, and that was good enough for a massive bounce in its stock prices

Anders Bylund (TMFZahrim)
Jan 14 2019 at 2:45PM

What happened

Shares of Intelsat (NYSE:I) gained 531% in 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Luxembourg-based provider of satellite communications services has been fighting off its debt holders by selling more stock while waiting for approval of its crucial next-generation 5G networks.

So what

Last year's gains were more of a turnaround effort than an organic win. Intelsat is hoping to launch an innovative combination of satellite- and tower-based communications networks in the near future, but regulatory approvals have been few and far between. Meanwhile, the company is reporting negative earnings and cash flows. So when Intelsat started announcing a steady stream of new customer contracts in the spring of 2018, stock prices skyrocketed on every positive tidbit of news.

Click HERE for further details from The Motley Fool.

Shares closed down today at $23.50/share

Why Intelsat S.A. Stock Fell 14% in December
Posted: 8 January 2019

Intelsat stock saw a double-digit decline last month, but it closed out the year up more than 500%.

Keith Noonan (TMFNoons)
Jan 8 2019 at 3:39PM

What happened

Shares of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) dipped 14% in December, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. There wasn't any big company-specific news behind the decline, but sell-offs for the broader market still dragged on the otherwise high-flying satellite communications company. 

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Shares closed down today at $23.34/share

Intelsat Joins GSMA to Spur Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial Solutions, Create Hybrid Networks, and Advances 5G Development
Posted: 8 January 2019

Stronger relationships with mobile operators, ubiquitous broadband services, and hybrid networks will meet fast-growing connectivity demands and fulfill promise of 5G

January 08, 2019 06:00 AM Easter Standard Time

LUXEMBOURG --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced that it has joined GSMA, the organization representing mobile operators worldwide, to further strengthen the integration of satellite and terrestrial technologies and advance 5G deployments.

Click HERE for further details from BusinessWire.

Welcome New Member
Posted: 8 January 2019

We are pleased to Welcome the following new member to the Intelsat Retirees and Alumni Association:
January 2019

David Meltzer

Happy New Year 2019!
Posted: 1 January 2019

Prior Years 2018 and Before

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Archived News 2011

Intelsat Announces Quarterly Stock Dividend (Posted: December 11, 2014)
Intelsat Appoints Stephen Spengler as Deputy Chief Executive Office (Posted: December 11, 2014)
Lost Contact (Posted: December 6, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: October 20, 2014)
Intelsat 30 Launched (Posted: October 17, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: September 24, 2014)
IRAA Board of Directors Election 2014 (Posted: September 7, 2014)
Ask for Your Senior Discounts (Posted: September 7, 2014)
15th Annual Meeting and Social Gathering (Posted: September 1, 2014)
Intelsat at 50: One of Satellite's Most Enduring Stories (Posted: September 1, 2014)
Inside Intelsat's New Tysons Corner Headquarters (Posted: August 30, 2014)
Japan Intelsat Club (Posted: August 30, 2014)
Welcome and Goodbye (Posted: August 30, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: July 29, 2014)
New Mailing Address (Posted: June 18, 2014)
IRAA Members: Don't Forget to Vote (Posted: August 18, 2014)
Intelsat Moves to Tysons (Posted: July 29, 2014)
EIEIO Gathering - Last One in DC (Posted: May 27, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: May 19, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: April 30, 2014)
Say Au Revoir to Intelsat Building (Posted: April 23, 2014)
IRAA Annual Dues for 2014-2015 (Posted: April 23, 2014)
Intelsat Celebrating It's 50th Anniversary (Posted: March 10, 2014)
Intelsat Upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo (Posted: February 6, 2014)
Two Social Events Planned (Posted: January 31, 2014)
Intelsat HDQTRS Nominated for Landmark Status (Posted: January 21, 2014)
Welcome New Members (Posted: January 17, 2014)
Welcome New MemberPosted: November 30, 2013)
Satellite Hall of Fame and Museum (Posted: October 24, 2013)
Welcome New Members (Posted: October 21, 2013)
New Bulletin Board Page (Posted: October 9, 2013)
 IRAA Annual Meeting & Social Reminder (Posted: September 30, 2013)
IRAA Website URL and EMail Address (Posted: September 20, 2013)
Joe Pelton Honored with International Award for Space Efforts (Posted: September 20, 2013)
Facebook News (Posted: September 20, 2013)
National Electronics Museum: New Exhibit (Posted: September 20, 2013)
IRAA Board Election Ballot August 2013 (Posted: August 7, 2013)
Request for Nominations to the IRAA Board (Posted: June 25, 2013)
The Future of Intelsat's Old Building and It's Future Home (Posted: June 16, 2013)
Welcome New Members (Posted: June 16, 2013)
Intelsat Fiscal Future Bright? (Posted: June 5, 2013)
Help Us Find These Members (Posted: April 20, 2013)
14th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the IRAA (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat IPO Listed on the NYSE (Posted: April 20, 2013)
New Intelsat Retirees, Alumni and Friends Facebook Page (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Welcome New Members (Posted: April 20, 2013)
IRAA Annual Dues for 2013-2014 (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Board of Director News (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat 27 Launch Failure (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat is Moving Headquarters from DC/Van Ness to Tysons Corner (Posted: April 20, 2013)
National Electronics Museum New Exhibit: Satellites Transform Our Lives (Posted: April 20, 2013)
4th Annual IRA/COMARA & Intelsat Summer Picnic (Posted: April 20, 2013)
13th Annual Meeting and Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Website Updates (Posted: April 20, 2013)
Intelsat 23 Proton Launch Successful (Posted: October 18, 2012)
2nd Update: 13th Annual Meeting of the IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: October 12, 2012)
Update: 13th Annual Meeting of the IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: October 9, 2012)
Welcome New Members (Posted: October 9, 2012)
Congressman Chris Van Hollen Will Join Us as our Featured Speaker
     at the 13th Annual Meeting (Posted: September 12, 2012)

13th Annual Meeting of the General Assembly and Social Gathering (Posted: August 30, 2012)
New Website Launched (Posted: August 30, 2012)
Intelsat 21 Launch Successful (Posted: August 20, 2012)
Intelsat 20 Launched Successfully in French Guiana (Posted: August 2, 2012)
Vote for 3 Directors to IRA Board (Posted: July 31, 2012)
Intelsat HQ Building Sold for $85 Million (Posted: July 28, 2012)
Welcome New Members (Posted: July 5, 2012)
Intelsat 19 Sea Launch Update (Posted: June 27, 2012)
Request for Nominations to the IRA Board (Posted: June 25, 2012)
Amendments to the By-Laws (Posted: June 22, 2012)
IRA Exploring Creation of Facebook Page (Posted: June 20, 2012)
Intelsat 19 Sea Launch Update (Posted: June15, 2012)
Intelsat Files for $1.75 Billion IPO (Posted: May 20, 2012)
Intelsat VI F-3 Recovery 20th Anniversary (Posted May 15, 2012)
Intelsat 19 Sea Launch Successful - (Posted: April 7, 2012)
Conny Kullman Elected to SES Board of Directors (Posted: April 7, 2012)
Intelsat 22 Proton Launch Successful (Posted: March 26, 2012)
Announcement: 3rd Annual IRA/COMARA Night at Strathmore - (Posted: November 16, 2011)
Brand Name Rx or Generic? - (Posted: February 6, 2012)
New Mailing Address (Posted:  September 20, 2011)
How It Went: 12th Annual Meeting of IRA & Social Gathering - Epilogue (Posted: November 16, 2011)
Board of Directors Election 2011 (Posted: September 20, 2011)
12th Annual Meeting of IRA & Social Gathering (Posted: September 20, 2011)
How It Was: 2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic - (Posted: August 1, 2011)
ISU Dr. Burton I. Edelson Memorial Lecture (Posted May 11, 2011)
Announcement - 2nd Annual IRA/COMARA Summer Picnic (Posted: May 8, 2011)
Satellite Exhibit at the National Electronic Museum (Posted: February 4, 2011)
Website Update (Posted: February 4, 2011)