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SES responds to Russia carriage complaints

SES says it has fully complied with the suspension of sanctioned Russian channels across the EU, Russia and Ukraine. When the European sanctions were passed on March 2nd, SES turned off the designated signals of specific RT channels and Sputnik across Europe immediately. “Russia Today is delivered indirectly via the satellite from one customer in […]

November 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Satellite operators try and solve EU dilemma

The EU has demanded that Eutelsat and SES curtail their carriage of Russian channels. But the demands, which affect Eutelsat more than SES, are extremely tough to resolve. Almost all broadcasters have taken down RT, the former Russia Today, following on from decisions by the likes of the UK’s media regulator Ofcom. Eutelsat has also […]

November 25, 2022

EU complains again over sat-links to Russia

Thirty-nine members of the European parliament have written to the EU’s top legal officials demanding that Europe’s two giant satellite operators immediately take down Russian-backed channels from their portfolios of broadcasts. Various EU officials have already complained about Eutelsat’s carriage of Russian channels. Eutelsat has said it wants to be politically neutral and in addition […]

November 23, 2022

SES supports EU LEO scheme

On November 17th the EU and European Commission issued their political approval for investment in a €6 billion proposal for a fleet of up to 170 low Earth orbiting satellites for broadband system (IRIS²) serving Europe and beyond. SES has issued a supportive statement even though it might have to contribute its portion of a […]

November 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES/Boeing planning O3b Gen-3

November 10th saw a press unveiling and briefing at Boeing’s El Segundo satellite manufacturing facility of the first of SES’s new O3b/mPOWER satellites. The first pair out of a total manifest of 11 craft will be launched around December 15th. SES CTO Ruy Pinto told journalists that the operator believed they had something very special […]

November 12, 2022

EU on verge of deciding LEO broadband system

A ministerial meeting in Brussels scheduled for November 17th with EU official and lawmakers could reach a decision on Europe’s plans for an independent satellite broadband and GPS system. The intention is for Europe to have its own low Earth orbiting satellite broadband and sat-nav system which would provide back-up in emergency situations as well […]

November 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES, Shevon to boost African mining connectivity

An African mining company based in the DRC will be enjoying high-speed satellite-based connectivity services as part of a new agreement between Shevon and SES. The two-year agreement will see Shevon provide for the first time SES’s O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) high-throughput and low-latency connectivity services, enabling the DRC mining company to implement new […]

November 10, 2022

SES contracts with Arianespace for Eagle-1

Europe’s upcoming Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) super-secure satellite, the ESA’s Eagle-1, will be launched for SES by Arianespace on a Vega C rocket from French Guiana as early as Q4/2024. The satellite will be placed into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The EAGLE-1 project comprising satellite and ground infrastructure, is developed by SES and its consortium […]

November 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES selects Amdocs

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has been selected by SES, a content connectivity solutions provider, to provide an optimised experience for SES customers through a multi-year managed services agreement. The deal, which broadens the relationship between the two companies, will see Amdocs provide anomaly detection, monitoring, diagnostics, and […]

November 9, 2022

Healthy Q3 from SES

SES has reported its 3- and 9-months financials saying that for the year to September 30th, its overall revenues grew 6.1 per cent (y-o-y) to €1.4 billion and a net profit for the 9-months to €277 million (up 23.2 per cent y-o-y). SES guidance for its 12-months trading revenues of €1,750 million -€1,810 million and […]

November 3, 2022By Chris Forrester