2DAY Telecom expands GSM backhaul services in Kazakhstan with SES04.06.2012
LUXEMBOURG, June 04, 2012 -- SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced that 2DAY Telecom has signed a long-term capacity agreement to expand its reach to meet the growing needs of GSM backhaul services throughout Kazakhstan.
2DAY Telecom increased capacity utilisation aboard SES' NSS-12 satellite by 50 percent to 54 MHz to deliver mobile communication services over challenging mountainous terrain in Kazakhstan. NSS-12 is also used to provide top quality telephone service to meet the country's growing GSM demands.
2DAY Telecom is a subsidiary of VimpelCom in Kazakhstan. The VimpelCom group provides voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and Cambodia. VimpelCom operating companies provide services under the "Beeline" and "Kyivstar" brands. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in Amsterdam.
Viktor Gryban, CEO of 2DAY Telecom, said: "As mobile communications continues to be the one of the fastest growing sectors in Kazakhstan, satellite is being established as one of the most reliable forms of infrastructure that can overcome geographical barriers and provide extensive coverage. NSS-12's high-powered dedicated beam provides excellent coverage over Kazakhstan, allowing us to expand our services into new regions within the country."
Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President Commercial Europe of SES, said: "SES is proud that 2DAY Telecom continues to rely on SES know-how and satellite capacity to provide vital communication services across the country. Together 2DAY Telecom and SES will connect the people of Kazakhstan regardless of where they live."
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