SES, Milano Teleport to Provide Connectivity to Research Center in Antarctica

Mario Zucchelli station

View of Mario Zucchelli statio at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. Photo: Paul Nicklen

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] SES and Milano Teleport signed a deal to provide connectivity to Mario Zuccelli, an Italian research station in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. SES will provide ground infrastructure services from the company’s teleport in Adelaide, as well as satellite capacity on the NSS 9 satellite to deliver data and voice services to the researchers at the station managed by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).

“Due to the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica and the location at Mario Zucchelli, it is of the upmost importance that we select a partner which is reliable and can ensure vital communications 24/7,” said Umberto Gall, CEO at Milano Teleport. “Having worked with SES since 2009 where we have been leasing capacity for broadcasting services as well as data and voice services, we are confident that SES is an ideal partner that can deliver the connectivity in even the most unfavorable weather conditions.”

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