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SES, Vodafone Papua New Guinea partnership

Papua New Guinea (PNG) now has a new mobile service provider to choose from as Digitec Communications Limited (Vodafone PNG) and SES have partnered up to provide 4G and 5G high-speed mobile broadband services. The high-speed data service will be delivered via SES’s O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation, which will further enable economic […]

June 1, 2022

Kazakhstan: SES, Kcell demo cellular connectivity

SES has worked with Kazakhstan’s Kcell for cellular connectivity with O3b’s satellites. The pair say they have successfully demonstrated satellite-enabled cellular networks in remote parts of Kazakhstan. Kcell’s terrestrial network was paired with SES’s O3b satellites operating in medium earth orbit (MEO) to establish and test connectivity for 3G and 4G applications. During the demonstration, […]

May 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES taps into key supercomputer tests

A joint team of researchers at the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and SES have received early access to Luxembourg’s supercomputer MeluXina to carry out tests to effectively optimise satellite performance and allocate spectrum, SES, SnT and LuxProvide. SES says that MeluXina is ranked among the top 50 installations […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Moody’s down rates some SES debt

Moody’s Investors Service credit ratings agency has given a “negative outlook” to certain debt owed by satellite operator SES. Moody’s overall rating is their Baa2 rating on SES SA and SES Global Americas Holdings GP. Moody’s says the outlook for both entities remains negative. “The ratings affirmation reflects the slower reduction in the company’s revenues, […]

March 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES profits up 69%

Satellite operator SES reported rising net profits up 69 per cent to €323 million (€191m in 2020), helped by lower operating costs and interest expenses. Shareholders will be pleased that the overall improvement in the operator’s prospects mean that this year’s dividend will rise to €0.50 (from €0.40), a 25 per cent rise. SES said […]

February 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Gilat Q4 revenues up 58%

Israel-based speciality satellite services company Gilat reported revenues up 58 per cent for its Q4 2021 to $67.3 million (from $42.6 million for the same period in 2020). The quarter help propel Gilat to revenues for the full year to $218.9 million, up 32 per cent y-o-y. Guidance for 2022 is for revenues of between […]

February 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Marlink, SES O3b mPOWER partnership Smart Network Company Marlink and SES have signed a multi-year, multi-million-euro deal, which will enable Marlink’s customers to access SES’s next-generation medium earth orbit constellation (MEO) — O3b mPOWER, the two long-term partners announced today. Under the agreement, Marlink will offer the high-throughput and low-latency O3b mPOWER dedicated connectivity services […]

February 9, 2022

Gilat wins SkyEdge IV order from SES

Israel-based satellite networking specialist Gilat Satellite Networks has expanded its strategic partnership with SES. SES has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform to operate with its SES-17 satellite, a very high throughput satellite (VHTS) to provide fixed services and mobility services. Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit platform that was designed to interface and smoothly integrate […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

More satellites from O3b in 2022

SES is just a few weeks away from launching its next – and significantly more powerful – batch of O3b satellites. SES is anticipating the launch of three new satellites in Q1 to join the existing O3b fleet of Medium Earth orbiting (MEO) craft. The second batch of another three will launch in Q2. These […]

January 11, 2022

SES, Isotropic Systems partner on multi-orbit antennas

SES, with Isotropic Systems, has tested a new, versatile antenna which the pair say will be a “game changer” as far as multi-satellite (and multi-orbit) connectivity is concerned. The antenna has proven to successfully connect with SES’s satellites in their geostationary orbit as well as simultaneously connecting with an O3b satellite in medium earth orbit […]

November 2, 2021By Chris Forrester