SES confirms Brazilian expansion
August 19, 2014
By Chris Forrester
Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES says it has signed an agreement with Brazilian telco regulator Anatel covering the exploitation of two orbital transmission slots controlled by Brazil.
The two locations, 48 degrees West and 64 degrees West, were secured at an auction in May.
SES will have four years to make capacity available at 48 degrees West and six years to make definitive capacity available at 64 degrees. At the 48 degrees West orbital position, SES will focus on multiple uses (FSS model – Fixed Satellite Services) and will operate capacity in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands. The 64 degrees West orbital position will be exclusive for dire