Saturday, August 3, 2013

SES and Portugal Telecom Sign Capacity Renewal Deals to Meet Connectivity Demands in Azores and Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

LUXEMBOURG - Thursday, August 1st 2013

SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today two capacity renewal deals with Portugal Telecom to meet growing connectivity demands across the Archipelago of the Azores and the Portuguese-speaking African countries.

The agreements will see the largest telecommunications service provider in Portugal utilise over 100 MHz of capacity aboard NSS-7 and SES-4 to connect the island communities of Flores and Corvo on the Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It will also enable Portugal Telecom to improve its positioning as an integrated provider for connectivity to the African continent, meeting increasing demand for bandwidth and coverage for services such as mobile backhaul and corporate networks in African countries such as Angola, Mozambique, and São Tomé, amongst others.

“The latest renewals with Portugal Telecom illustrate our ongoing commitment to provide communication services in all corners of the world. The utilisation of satellite capacity in Africa enables Portugal Telecom to respond promptly to the connectivity needs of corporations which need constant connectivity between Africa and Portugal,” said Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President for Asia who is also responsible for European data and mobility services, at SES.

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