SES ADDS CAPACITY TO SERVE CETEL IN AFRICA
Luxembourg, 26 May 2014 — SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that CETel has signed a new capacity agreement for service on SES’s NSS-7 satellite located at 20 degrees West.
The 72 MHz capacity utilised by CETel under the new agreement will enable it to extend their global corporate and governmental VSAT networks across Africa, meeting the growing demand in the region.
Headquartered in Germany, CETel is a leading provider of satellite communications solutions with a focus on the Middle East, Africa and Europe, offering tailored end-to-end communication solutions and services, including GSM backhaul services, for customers around the world. CETel designs and implements solutions individually adapted to the specific requirements of their customers, such as oil, gas & mining companies and NGO missions.
“Demand for satellite capacity in Africa has been increasing in the last few years, and SES, with its global expertise and extensive satellite fleet, has been a reliable partner for us in meeting this demand,” said Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel. “This latest capacity agreement further enables us to provide tailored solutions and seamless services to our customers in Africa.”
“CETel has been one of our fastest growing European customers since they launched their first service with SES on NSS-12 back in 2008. We are particularly delighted to announce this latest agreement, as it further reinforces our long-standing partnership with them and is a testament to the reliability of NSS-7’s high-powered capabilities for C-band coverage of Africa,” said Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President of Data & Mobility services at SES.
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 56 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com.