Category: Networks

Region: North America

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Written on 18 Mar 2015

Reliable Ku-band solution tailored to today's enterprise with terrestrial-like speeds of up to 15Mbit/s

Luxembourg/Washington, DC – March 18, 2015 - SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced X2nSat has doubled its Ku-band capacity aboard the SES-2 spacecraft to power its new generation ST4G™ broadband service, delivering higher speeds and the reliability of Ku-band satellite capacity across North America.

To offer connection speeds up to 15 megabits per second, X2nSat has tapped both the high-powered, reliable coverage of the SES-2 satellite and the Newtec broadband platform, including hubs and terminals. As a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, Newtec is providing the ground infrastructure for X2nSat's innovative, reliable and easy-to-install ST4G™ business enterprise platform.

X2nSat's ST4G™ broadband solution serves as the primary business continuity platform for multiple industries, from businesses utilising machine-to-machine and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks to mission-critical healthcare systems. For example, when hospitals on the X2nSat broadband platform lose terrestrial connectivity, their voice and data systems are automatically restored over satellite. This satellite connectivity is crucial, in light of new patient healthcare regulations, the increasing role successful digital data transmissions play in quality patient care, and the fact that many hospitals are initiating more than 200 simultaneous phone calls at any given time.

"We are pushing the enterprise envelope with a system designed and built for business, using leading-edge satellite capacity from SES," said Garrett Hill, CEO of X2nSat. "Our service provides businesses with the network experience they have been accustomed to, with terrestrial capabilities such as MPLS and metro Ethernet fiber. By combining the high-powered Ku-band capacity aboard the SES-2 spacecraft with Newtec's breakthrough ground segment solutions, X2nSat is now offering the fastest satellite-delivered broadband service for businesses in North America. Our ST4G solution delivers faster speeds than even the latest consumer Ka-band offerings – with the higher reliability of Ku-band."

"SES continues to invest in the development of the world's leading satellite fleet and technologies, and we're innovating with cutting-edge solutions providers like X2nSat and Newtec to help connect virtually any application imaginable at the speed of business," said Elias Zaccack, Senior Vice President of the Americas Region for SES. "Our engineering teams are working closely with X2nSat and Newtec to continue to usher in even faster speeds and technology advancements aimed at staying ahead of the connectivity demands of business to best serve next generation data requirements."

"X2nSat's latest ST4G offering marks an industry milestone, with the region's fastest connectivity speeds offered over a Ku-band satellite. We are honored to be a part of this innovative solution and partnership," said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. "Our platforms are flexible, efficient and scalable, and our solutions based on industry standards combined with other Newtec technologies are clear differentiators that deliver a competitive edge to X2nSat and its enterprise customers."

For further information please contact:

Markus Payer
SES, Corporate Communications
Tel : +352 710 725 500
[email protected]

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About SES

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 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 satellite 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 holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.

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About X2NSat

X2nSat is one of the most veteran VSAT providers in North America, extending the reach of business for more than 15 years. Founded with a mission to provide highly reliable, wireless network and communications solutions to a wide variety of industries, X2nSat provides the robust services of a large telecom with the personalized customer care of a specialty organization. For more information, visit

About Newtec

Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For over 30 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer's needs worldwide.

Written on 18 Mar 2015