Luxembourg, April 30, 2013 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed an agreement with BeyonDSL for the distribution of SES Broadband in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new satellite internet service is marketed by BeyonDSL under the brand name "Satellite Internet" and offers download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s.
Satellite Internet can be ordered on www.satelliteinternet.co.uk. The service uses Ka-band capacity on SES’ ASTRA 2F satellite located at the orbital position 28.2 degrees East. The end-user terminals are provided by Gilat Satellite Technologies.
“We are delighted to extend our new high-speed satellite internet service to consumers in the UK and Ireland together with our long-standing partner BeyonDSL,” said Patrick Biewer,” Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. “We are convinced that our new Ka-band solution presents a great alternative to users who do not have access to terrestrial broadband offers.”
“Our service, ‘Satellite Internet’, with up to 20 Mbit/s download speeds is another step in our continuing mission to offer competitive and affordable high-speed satellite internet packages for customers throughout the UK and Ireland,” said Mike Locke, Managing Director of BeyonDSL. “Both SES Broadband Services and BeyonDSL are committed to the further development of high-speed satellite internet for customers with limited or no access to this indispensable technology.”
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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 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 (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. Further information under: www.ses.com.
About Satellite Internet
Satellite Internet is a specialist satellite ISP serving homes and businesses in rural and hard-to-reach areas all over the UK and Eire. It was launched in 2001 by a team of people involved in the first IP-over-DVB-S trials in Europe and the development of digital TV and interactive services over satellite. Based in London with installers all over the country, Satellite Internet has extensive experience in low-cost satellite broadband for consumers and SMEs and is proud to be SBBS’ partner in the UK for SES Broadband Services (SBBS). Satellite Internet is a division of BeyonDSL.net Limited.