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SES, Airbus Defence and Space to Deliver Satcom Services to Enterprise Markets

By Mai Hanoon | March 19, 2015
SES 5 in the compact antenna test range at Space Systems/Loral. Photo: SSL

SES 5 in the compact antenna test range at Space Systems/Loral. Photo: SSL

[Via Satellite 03-19-2015] SES and Airbus Defence and Space announced that they have signed a multi-year multi-transponder agreement to deliver managed satcom services to corporate customers in Africa and globally. Airbus Defence and Space will couple the latest satellite technology from SES and its satcom developments as a platform for new Terralink services planned to launch later in 2015.

As part of the long-term partnership agreement, Airbus Defence and Space will use additional capacity on the SES 5 satellite, and the SES teleport in Luxembourg combined with its own teleport in Aussaguel, France, to secure full coverage and flexibility on its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services across the African continent. This agreement encompasses the possibility to expand Ku-band capacity on SES’s Astra 2G, Astra 4A and NSS 12 satellites.

“We are enabling greater collaboration through applications like video conferencing, improved welfare through personal communication and better operational efficiency through, for instance, machine to machine communication and inter-site corporate networks,” said Evert Dudok, head of communications, intelligence and security at Airbus Defence and Space.