An initial purchase under a new U.S. Navy commercial satellite program highlights a looming shift in the government’s bandwidth procurement setup and how this will affect satellite operators. The award—under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) arrangement—carries a minimum value of just $10 million in the first year. However, it ultimately could be worth up to $542.7 million to the Intelsat General Corp. team that won it, and may lead to potential contract ...

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