CelcomDigi and SES sign MoU to explore MEO Satellite connectivity services across Malaysia

CelcomDigi and SES sign MoU to explore MEO Satellite connectivity services across Malaysia

Both companies to explore how harnessing SES’s satellites to provide high performance connectivity services will benefit Malaysia’s businesses and communities

PETALING JAYA, 1 March 2024 - CelcomDigi Berhad (CelcomDigi) and SES, a leading content connectivity satellite solutions provider, today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic partnership to explore providing satellite connectivity using SES’s Medium-Earth-Orbit (MEO) and Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) satellites for businesses and communities in Malaysia.  

Under this MoU, CelcomDigi, through its subsidiaries, will collaborate with SES to explore the development of a local gateway for Satellite Communication (SatCom) services in Malaysia. Both SES and CelcomDigi will explore harnessing SES’s GEO and MEO satellites with CelcomDigi's infrastructure, such as the site operated by Celcom Timur Sdn Bhd, to provide enterprise-grade satellite connectivity services with high throughput, low latency, and a committed service level agreement (SLA).  

SES owns and operates 70 satellites, out of which 26 are MEO satellites. SES’s MEO satellites orbit 8,000 km above Earth to provide high-performance connectivity services virtually anywhere in the world. CelcomDigi will explore how connectivity services such as 4G, 5G, SDWAN and managed Wi-Fi can be delivered through SES’s satellite technology.

The MoU was signed by Datuk Idham Nawawi, CEO of CelcomDigi and Nadine Allen, Global Head of Enterprise & Cloud of SES, witnessed by Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman, Tan Sri Mohamad Salim bin Fateh Din, and CelcomDigi’s chair of the board, YM Tengku Dato’ Sri Azmil Zahruddin, at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. 

“Our collaboration with SES, beginning with our infrastructure in Malaysia, opens many possibilities in enhancing our 4G LTE and 5G connectivity services for businesses and communities, enabling more Malaysians with digital opportunities in today’s digital economy. We remain committed to deliver reliable services and consistent experience to our customers on our widest and fastest network across the country and are proud to partner with leading content connectivity satellite solutions provider SES to deliver this technology nationwide,” said Datuk Idham Nawawi. 

Nadine Allen, Global Head of Enterprise & Cloud of SES, said: “We are pleased to sign this MoU with CelcomDigi to explore joint opportunities for high-speed connectivity and reliable network access via our unparalleled reach and proven MEO and GEO technology. In this digital era, connectivity is of upmost importance, and we will work closely together to connect enterprises and communities in the most remote parts of Malaysia.”

For further information please contact:

Suzanne Ong
External Communications 
Tel. +352 710 725 500
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Benedict Ng Kim Loong 
Senior Communications Specialist
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About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless data connectivity services around the world. As a leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES owns and operates the world’s only geosynchronous orbit and medium earth orbit (GEO-MEO) constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance. By leveraging its vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES delivers high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 6,400 channels, reaching 363 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com



About CelcomDigi

CelcomDigi is Malaysia’s largest mobile network operator with more than 20.6 million users on its network. Established on 1 December 2022 from the merger of Celcom and Digi, the company aims to serve the growing digital needs of its customers by leveraging its newly combined widest network footprint, distribution touchpoints, innovative range of digital products and services, and superior customer experience powered by over 3,800 top industry experts. The company has clearly defined ambitionvs to advance the nation, inspire Malaysian society, and be a leader in inclusion and ESG practices. For more information on CelcomDigi, visit www.celcomdigi.com