SES Networks to Deliver Capacity to Northern Canada for SSI Canada
SES will deliver satellite capacity to Nunavut in northern Canada, through a multi-year agreement with with SSi Canada, the developer-operator of Qiniq broadband, and SSi Mobile services in Nunavut.
Under the deal announced Monday, SES Networks will provide backbone capacity able to support and improve Qiniq broadband and SSi Mobile phone services throughout Nunavut. SSi Canada will secure a significant increase in its satellite capacity, and the new SES-SSi satellite footprint covers will enable connectivity improvements across Canada. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
“For years we’ve been providing services to Northern Canada and know that the digital divide is challenging for people living in remote and rural areas,” said Omar Trujillo, vice president of Sales, Fixed Data for the Americas at SES Networks. “Canada’s bold vision to connect every citizen to broadband this decade aligns with the innovative solutions SSi Canada has been providing to its customers for years. We are happy to bring our expertise of operating more than 70 Geostationary and Medium-Earth Orbit satellites to help SSi Canada scale up their backbone, ensuring that the remote communities in Nunavut are at the forefront in achieving the 50/10 Mbps threshold.”