Luxembourg, March 11, 2013 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that SatADSL, a Belgium-based satellite service operator and partner of SES Broadband Services, will present new solutions that supports the deployment of nation-wide ATM networks in Africa at the upcoming AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa Conference to be held in Lagos from 13-14 of March.
SES Broadband Services is a wholly-owned affiliate of SES and provides high-speed broadband service solutions via satellite. In September 2012, SES Broadband Services signed an agreement with SatADSL for the distribution of its broadband solution to businesses, banks, non-governmental organisations and governmental institutions in remote areas throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
The new solutions will allow ATM operators to deploy cash machines in small towns where terrestrial communication services are not available, unreliable or too expensive; the service has been successfully demonstrated and used by several African banks that are planning large scale ATM deployments. SatADSL currently runs three pilot projects for ATM deployment with banks in Ghana, Cameroon and Zambia.
"Financial institutions offer excellent services in the main cities where fibre connections and WiMax are available. However, in remote locations where the population is less dense, telecommunication links are often not as reliable. SatADSL provides specialised services to support the financial institutions’ remote offices as well as cash machines to perform according to their customers’ expectations," said Jerome van der Putt, Head of Sales at SatADSL.
Broadband access remains a challenge in many African countries, although it is a key factor for economic success," said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. "Our satellite-based broadband service can help bridging the digital and economic divide in Africa by offering an ideal solution for banks to expand and offer services in the region,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services.
SatADSL already successfully offers low-cost satellite networking solutions to more than one hundred money transfer offices of Express Union and EMI Transfert that are located in remote areas, bringing those financial services closer to African citizens.
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|Jerome van der Putt
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