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SES seeks payment from GEE

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), a major supplier of in-flight entertainment and broadband connectivity to aircraft, is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. It entered bankruptcy on July 22nd 2020 and has subsequently struck an agreement with a number of new investors whereby a consortium will acquire almost all of GEE for $675 million. The buying consortium […]

January 22, 2021

SES opens O3b facility in Australia

Satellite operator SES has opened an O3b ground station in Australia. It ensures that enhanced connectivity services can be supplied to businesses and communities across Australia and the Pacific Islands. The new satellite ground station is based at the Pivotel teleport in Dubbo, New South Wales. Specifically, the expanded facility will support O3b’s next-generation mPOWER […]

December 14, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES a “founding partner” with Microsoft Azure

Microsoft’s Azure Orbital connectivity via the Cloud service will now benefit from the O3b satellite platform operated by SES. This is a significant expansion on the core SES+Azure announcement made last year. SES says it has joined as the medium Earth orbit (MEO) connectivity partner for Microsoft Azure Orbital, Microsoft’s new managed service enabling network […]

September 23, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES Q2: Networks up 7.1%

Satellite operator SES has included the anticipated receipt of $3.97 billion into its forecast accounts and coming its way as a result of the FCC’s C-band restructuring order.  The first batch of cash will come into the company from “mid-2021”. SES confirmed it is buying four more O3b/mPower satellites, which will result in a 90 […]

August 7, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES plans major fleet expansion

SES currently has two core deployments of satellites: It has a fleet of powerful geostationary satellites that just about serves the whole planet. It also has 20 O3b (‘the Other 3 Billion’) satellites in Medium Earth Orbit, with seven new ‘super-power’ O3b satellites on order from Boeing, with deployment starting in 2021. The O3b fleet […]

June 1, 2020By Chris Forrester