|Europe*Star establishes operations in Southern|
Africa; New Cape Town office to oversee regional sales and services
Story Filed: Thursday, January 25, 2001 12:40 PM EST
JAN 25, 2001, M2 Communications - NEW YORK -- Europe*Star, a joint venture between Alcatel Spacecom of France and Loral
Space & Communications (NYSE:LOR), has officially initiated service in southern Africa with the establishment of a regional office in
Cape Town, South Africa.
The Europe*Star office is headed up by Roy Ingle, the company`s regional director for Africa, who will oversee Europe*Star`s
activities throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland.
"With southern Africa`s ongoing deregulation of the telecommunications sector, this region is expected to see a rapid rise in demand
for intra-Africa and intercontinental communications systems," said Alain Roger, CEO of Europe*Star. "Europe*Star`s satellite
resources are particularly well suited to meet this demand with high-powered, high-capacity service to and from virtually any location
in the region."
Europe*Star is a new satellite owner-operator headquartered in London, providing local support and presence within its diverse
regions through operating offices in New Delhi, India, and in Cape Town, South Africa. A satellite control center is in Toulouse,
France, with backup facilities in Rambouillet, France and Hawley, Pa. Europe*Star is also a member of the Loral Global Alliance.
For more information, visit www.europestar.com.
About Alcatel Space
An affiliate of Alcatel (51%) and Thomson-CSF (49%), Alcatel Space generated a 1999 turnover of 9.3 billion francs (1.4 billion
Euros) and employs 5,500 people. Alcatel Space has partners around the world, subsidiaries throughout Europe, and a strong
commitment to R&D. Alcatel Space plays an important role - as prime contractor, operator, investor, or service provider - in many
ongoing space programs for telecommunications, navigations, optical and radar observation, meteorology, and sciences. For more
information visit www.alcatel.com/space
About Loral Space & Communications
Loral Space & Communications is a high technology company that concentrates primarily on satellite manufacturing and
satellite-based services, including transponder leasing and value-added services, domestic and international corporate data
networks, global wireless telephony, broadband data transmission and content services, Internet services, and international
direct-to-home satellite services. For more information, visit Loral`s web site at www.loral.com.
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