LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, February 26th
2013 [ME NewsWire]
WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- SES (NYSE
Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it has signed a three year contract
with CET for NSS-12 Ku-band capacity linking Europe and East Africa. CET has
seen substantial demand for satellite services in this region and the East
Africa beam has proved immensely popular with both operators and end-users.
CET has been steadily building up
its portfolio of satellite capacity and expanding its coverage over Africa.
Adding NSS-12 to the map completes CET’s goal of having the African continent
covered with Ku- and C-band.
CET is already providing services on
the Ku-Band South Africa beam of NSS-7 and is delighted to expand its
partnership with SES, with the addition of NSS-12 East Africa beam. Services on
both satellites are provided as SCPC links or through one of CET’s iDirect
Evolution hubs at its teleport in Hameln.
"Some of the services CET
Teleport provides are for remote parts of Africa, which are best served by
satellites. The high-powered NSS-12 satellite with its comprehensive coverage
over East Africa and uplink beam over Europe has enabled SES to support CET as
it continues to roll out of VSAT enterprise services across the region,"
said Simon Gatty Saunt, Vice President for data and mobility services, at SES.
Africa is a vibrant market and there
is a constant need to provide broadband and VoIP connectivity for government,
commerce and individuals in both the urban areas where the infrastructure has
been damaged and also in rural areas which have not been properly served in the
Ken Armstrong, the CEO of CET
Teleport said "This new service will perfectly complement our existing coverage
of Africa. With the addition of the NSS-12 East Africa footprint we are proud
to announce that we have the whole continent covered with both Ku and C-band.
We can serve any country in Africa, any customer at any given time.”
About CET Teleport
CET Teleport GmbH is one of the
largest teleports in Europe delivering a wide range of corporate VSAT and media
broadcast services. The teleport sits in 160 acres of land and has extensive
disaster recovery facilities, a 24/7 Help Desk and with over 50 antennas
ranging from 15m diameter downwards, allows access to more than 200
geostationary satellites located from 58°W to 76.5°E and provides a major
CET's satellite links cover Europe,
Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Caribbean and South America and
provide SCPC and contended services through the iDirect Evolution® and
Infinity® platforms to support enterprise, government, military, oil & gas,
mining, banking, NGO’s and many other customer groups.
Besides the German Headquarters, CET
has offices in the United Kingdom, West Africa, and India, which is in the
process of being relocated to Dubai for customers in the Middle East and East
Africa. Customers are supported with a network of qualified engineers based in
a large number of countries within the CET footprint.
CET was constructed on the main
east-west and north-south German fibre network and, in addition to
multi-gigabit Internet access. CET has redundant dedicated access to BT's
Global Media Network (GMN) considerably increasing CET's reach to the worldwide
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SES is a world-leading satellite
operator with a fleet of 52 geostationary satellites. The company provides
satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service
providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental
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 Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG)
holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a
strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks.
Further information under: www.ses.com.
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