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Region: Africa

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SES EMPOWERS AFRICA WITH LAUNCH OF HIGH-SPEED CUSTOMISABLE BROADBAND SERVICE

Written on 18 Oct 2015


Five new platforms will serve South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, delivering up to 1 Gbps throughput

LUXEMBOURG/CAPETOWN, 18 November 2015 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), a world-leading global satellite operator, announced today at AfricaCom the launch of SES Broadband, a flexible and customised high-speed broadband service, in five African countries -- South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.

The two-way communications platform offers up to 1 Gbps for both customisable data rates and fixed packages, with more than 99.5% service availability, and is supported 24/7 by a highly-responsive operations team. SES Broadband empowers regions, countries, and businesses to maximise their potential by offering high-speed broadband.

Krasimira Bozhinkova, Vice President, Data Portfolio Management at SES said, "The socio-economic impact of broadband access in empowering people has been proven and is growing. Our new platforms simplify the process of getting connected without limiting the experience. High-speed broadband is attainable over our platforms, and customers can be ensured of a high quality of service, an enhanced application experience and the responsiveness that is expected.

"In anticipation of customers' demand for faster broadband connectivity in the next few years, SES will continue to invest in platform innovation to adopt new and more efficient technologies that can work seamlessly with next generation high throughput satellite architecture."

 

For further information please contact:

Markus Payer
Corporate Communications
Tel. +352 710 725 500
[email protected]

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.

Further information available at: www.ses.com


Written on 18 Oct 2015

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