SES Signs African Connectivity Deal
[Satellite TODAY 06-01-11] SES has signed a connectivity deal with YellowSat, a French start-up company that provides Internet connectivity to enterprises, governments and institutions in Africa, the operator announced May 31.
YellowSat assists customers by supplying satellite capacity and the necessary reception equipment to provide internet connectivity, telephony and video-surveillance to homes and businesses in remote locations YellowSat is a new SES customer and the first to use inclined orbit capacity on NSS-703 at the spacecraft’s new orbital location of 47 degrees West.
“We aim to provide price effective solutions to our customers, and by leasing inclined capacity on NSS-703 we are able to retain cost-effectiveness. We have already signed a first customer in Congo-Brazzaville and look forward to help bridging the digital gap by offering our turnkey solution in other regions as well,” Pierre Grenier, CEO, YellowSat said in a statement.