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SES Sells NSS-12 GEO Satellite Capacity to Uzbekistan’s Uz-Sat

By Mark Holmes | June 4, 2024
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NSS 12 satellite. Photo: SES

SES has made inroads into the satellite market in Uzbekistan. The operator announced Monday that it had signed a deal with Uz-Sat, the Republic of Uzbekistan’s national broadband satellite service provider, to deliver connectivity services throughout Uzbekistan via SES’s GEO satellite, NSS-12. This collaboration aims to support mobile backhaul services across the nation.

Uzbekistan has a population of around 36 million people. Uz-Sat will leverage SES’ satellite communications to bridge the nation’s digital divide, particularly in remote and rural regions underserved by existing terrestrial networks. This initiative is set to drive digital inclusion, ensuring that even the most isolated communities benefit from robust and consistent connectivity.

In a country frequently impacted by natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, the agreement will also enhance Uzbekistan’s disaster resilience. SES’s satellite technology will empower Uz-Sat to rapidly restore critical communication networks, ensuring uninterrupted service during emergencies and safeguarding essential communication infrastructure.