SES SIGNS CAPACITY DEAL WITH ALRUYA TO MEET GROWING CONNECTIVITY DEMANDS OF LIBYAN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Luxembourg, 12 March 2014 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed a capacity deal with Alruya, a leading system integrator and VSAT operator based in Libya, to deliver connectivity to oil and gas fields in the country.
Alruya will utilise the capacity on SES’s NSS-7 satellite at 20 degrees West to provide high-speed internet access and voice over IP services over its VSAT network to its corporate customers’ offsite oil and gas locations in Libya.
“We are pleased to have found a new partner in SES, which has enabled us to provide seamless connectivity to our customers. Not only is SES’s NSS-7 coverage over Libya optimal, but also the professional SES team has made it easy for us to ramp up and double our capacity in the last few months,” said Murad Tantush, CEO of Alruya.
“In a vast country such as Libya, which has harsh terrain and limited infrastructure, satellite is seen as the most reliable form of connectivity - and demand for data connectivity is on the increase. We are honoured that Alruya has decided to work with us and we will continue to work closely with them to understand their needs and provide them the capacity they need to grow their expanding business,” said Hussein Oteifa, General Manager Middle East at SES.
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 55 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.
Alruya hails as a comprehensive ICT and networking solution provider from Libya who commands wide-ranging experience in providing wired and wireless network solutions, internet/data services, IT consultation and installation and maintenance services. For further information please visit: www.e-visiongroup.com, www.alruya.ly.