CeTel To Take NSS-12 Capacity
[Satellite Today 09-16-08] SES New Skies has signed a new capacity deal with CETel, the company said Sept. 16. SES New Skies will provide CETel services on the upcoming NSS-12 satellite to serve what CETel perceives as growing demand in the Middle East and Africa for VSAT services and corporate networks.
CETel signed a contract for one full Ku-band transponder on the NSS-12 satellite at IBC 2008. SES New Skies’ NSS-12 satellite is scheduled for operational service in the second half of 2009 and will replace the existing NSS-703 satellite at the orbital location of 57 degrees East.
CETel, a teleport and satellite service provider in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, already operates teleport services on the NSS-703 satellite via a 7.6m antenna. From their teleport facilities, CETel is offering dedicated VSAT services for corporate and governmental networks, GSM backhaul services as well as hosting and managed solutions. Its teleport is headquartered in Germany with affiliate offices in the U.A.E.