The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) previously known as “INTELSAT” established for the development of global communications Satellite System. It has 149 member states. It began its journey of intergovernmental organisation from 20 August 1964, with 11 participating countries. On 6 April 1965, its first satellite, the Intelsat I (nicknamed Early Bird), was placed in geostationary orbit above the Atlantic Ocean by a Delta D rocket.
It provides high quality and reliable space segment capacity for public telecommunication services such as telephony, data and internet connectivity to more than 200 countries irrespective of their location, size or level development.
It is one of the organisations that maintained global standardization in a telecommunication field for international, regional as well as national telecommunications on the basis of graphic designation. It also maintained global connectivity and global coverage in full capacity and price protection guarantees to the customers.
Mission of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
• To ensure the performance of Core Principles for the provision of international public telecommunications services, with high dependability and quality.
• To promote international public telecommunications services to meet the needs of the information and communication society.
• To protect the Parties' Common Heritage.
It is one of those organisations that give common platform for developed and developing countries where they can share their opinion and views for reducing the digital divide, and also to develop legal framework for the healthy telecommunication environment market.
Services Provided by International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
• It provides the facilities of global satellite coverage and global connectivity.
• It act as arbitrator in the resolution of disputes and assist as a formal conciliator to advise service provider as well as customer on the methods of disputes resolution in the selection of experts and arbitrators.