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SES renews Africa links with InterSat

SES has announced that customers of African internet provider InterSAT can continue to rely on SES’s well-positioned satellite to connect their farms, remote offices, schools and hospitals with affordable internet access across Africa due to the latest capacity renewal agreement signed by InterSAT and SES. Under the agreement, SES’s NSS-12, located at 57 degrees East, […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES wins US Trojan contract

SES has been awarded a US Government Trojan contract. The agreement sees SES Government Solutions (SES GS) gain a follow-on contract which supports the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) for up to a five-year period. SES says that using SES’s global network of satellite services, SES GS will continue to support the Army’s […]

May 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES rescues 5G satellite constellation

Back on March 17th, it was reported that the Luxembourg government had mislaid an application from Luxembourg Space Telecommunications (LST) to create a 62-satellite constellation (Cleosat) of low Earth orbiting satellites. The initial request was made back in 2015 but sometime subsequently LST corporately vanished into thin air. SES Astra has stepped into the breach […]

May 12, 2022

Intelsat’s bankruptcy fees cost it $288m

Declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is an expensive and often risky decision. Certainly, the costs for Intelsat’s declaration to adopt Chapter 11 cost it two years of – at best – marking time, major changes to its management team and risks that it could be penalised over the long-running dispute with SES over the division […]

May 11, 2022

SES wins NASA contract

SES Government Solution (SES GS) division has secured a valuable NASA contract. The new NASA business comes in partnership with Planet Labs PBC (Planet), and has been awarded in the form of a Funded Space Act Agreement from NASA’s Communications Services Project (CSP) to support the development and demonstration of near-Earth communication services in support […]

May 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES: “Solid start to 2022”

SES has reported its Q1 financials on with CEO Steve Collar saying that the company had made a “solid start” to 2022. Its Q1 Video division revenues, however, declined 6.4 per cent to €251 million, despite important client renewals being secured. Excluding US wholesale, Video was 4.1 per cent lower than Q1 2021 as ‘right-sizing’ […]

May 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Satellite-based IoT already worth $250m

A report from Quilty Analytics says that satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) has kicked into gear over the past few years. Currently, more than a dozen new operators are planning to launch over 1,000 satellites focused on IoT, says Quilty. The analyst asks how big an opportunity this explosion in service offerings represents? “The industry […]

May 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES, ComNet extend Central American coverage

SES and ComNet have extended their long-term partnership to jointly deliver high-performance, next-generation broadband services to enable applications supporting agriculture, trade, tourism, energy, financial, health and education sectors across Central America. ComNet, headquartered in Guatemala, will leverage SES-17 Ka-band satellite capacity and SES’s managed services to offer a new QUANTTUM Ka enterprise solution, an extension […]

May 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sky renews capacity agreement with SES

Sky UK has extended its multi-year pay-TV capacity and transmission agreement with SES. The renewal secures an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million, building on the €90 million capacity agreement signed between the two companies in 2021, with contract durations up to end 2028. With this renewal, Sky UK will continue to leverage the […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Yahsat wins UAE contract

Abu Dhabi-based Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) has announced that its dedicated government arm, Yahsat Government Solutions (YGS), has been successfully awarded a contract by the UAE Government, to provide satcom capabilities for its platforms. Ali Al Hashemi, Group CEO/Yahsat, said: “This contract award serves as a testament to Yahsat’s position as the preferred partner […]

May 1, 2022By Chris Forrester