Luxembourg, 5th July 2013 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed an agreement with EuropaSat for the distribution of SES Broadband, its satellite broadband service with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s, in the UK and other countries across Europe.
The UK-based Internet Service Provider EuropaSat offers customers and businesses a full range of services, including online ordering, pre- and post-sales support, logistics and maintenance, both direct via its website www.europasat.com and through its channel of resellers and marketing partners. In turn, SES Broadband Services is providing all the space, network and hub operations for the service.
The service uses Ka-band capacity on the ASTRA 2F satellite located at the orbital position 28.2 degrees East. This capacity will be further extended after the launch of ASTRA 2E, which also be located at the orbital neighborhood 28.2 degrees East.
“We are delighted to partner with EuropaSat and add SES Broadband’s unique service features to their portfolio,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. “We are convinced that this partnership, together with the expansion of our Ka-band offer and with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s, will prove to be another milestone in our mission to bridge the digital divide across Europe and beyond.”
“Our mission as a company is to deliver the widest range of quality broadband and offer alternatives via satellite so that our customers always have the best solution to be connected, wherever they are in Europe,” said Andrew Walwyn, Managing Director at EuropaSat. “Our partnership with SES Broadband comes at a truly exciting time, with the further extension of the SES Broadband high-speed Ka-band service across Europe.”
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 53 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.