SES AND MILANO TELEPORT TO PROVIDE CONNECTIVITY TO ITALIAN RESEARCH CENTRE IN ANTARCTICA
Luxembourg, 14 April 2014 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Milano Teleport announced today that they have signed a capacity and ground satellite infrastructure deal to provide connectivity to Mario Zucchelli, the Italian research station located at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, managed by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).
Ground infrastructure services at the SES teleport in Adelaide and satellite capacity on SES's NSS-9 satellite located at 183 degrees East will be used to provide data and voice services to ensure the team of Italian scientists remains connected to their families and research institutions back in Italy.
"Due to the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica and the location of Mario Zucchelli, it is of upmost importance that we select a partner which is reliable and can ensure vital communications 24/7," said Umberto Gallo, CEO at Milano Teleport. "Having worked with SES since 2009 where we have been leasing capacity for broadcasting services as well as data and voice services, we are confident that SES is an ideal partner that can deliver the connectivity in even the most unfavourable weather conditions."
"This is the second consecutive year that we are providing Milano Teleport with satellite services to connect Mario Zucchelli to the rest of the world. This latest agreement illustrates their level of satisfaction with the NSS-9 satellite and the quality of the services we have been providing," said Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President of Europe Data and Mobility at SES. "We look forward to working with them in the coming years and ensuring that the Italian research centre remains connected via internet access, video conferencing and data networks."
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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.
About Milano Teleport
Milano Teleport S.p.A. operates the largest independent teleport in Italy. Founded in 1997, its business spans from DTH and DTT TV Broadcasting to Broadband Wireless and Maritime services worldwide. Headquartered in Milan with technical offices and Earth Stations, the company maintains commercial offices throughout Europe and Asia.
Milano Teleport's services are tailored to meet the communication requirements for both terrestrial and maritime customers, providing always-on data and voice communication through satellite connections.
For the Media & Broadcast Industry, Milano Teleport provides Satellite Services Worldwide (DTH, DTT, Contribution Links, Turn Around Services and Video over IP Connections) leveraging its modern Uplink Facility and massive fiber connections with European main carriers. For the Maritime communication industry, iSeaglobal, the maritime division of the company, provides a global multi-beam Vsat coverage in C and Ku band.
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