SES, SkyStream renew multi-year deal to expand VSAT networks in Middle East

Business Wire via ITWeb,
Luxembourg & Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 Apr 2013

SES (NYSE Paris: SESG) (LuxX: SESG) announced today that SkyStream has renewed a multi-year deal on SES' NSS-6 satellite at 95 degrees East to provide reliable connectivity to its maritime, and oil and gas customers via secure VSAT networks.

SkyStream will utilise the Ku-band capacity on the SES satellite to deliver corporate VPN services across Iraq, Afghanistan and other key countries, so that SkyStream's customers stay connected at all times.

"We started our business with SES years ago and their services were the first bricks of our expansion and success. We are privileged to work with a professional and supportive partner such as SES," said Riyadh Al Adely, Managing Director at SkyStream. "The latest deal with SES reaffirms our continued commitment to provide our customers with premium, cost-effective capacity and will allow us to extend our VSAT business across the region."

"The latest renewal agreement reaffirms the strong partnership that SES and SkyStream have enjoyed in the past decade. We will continue to work closely with SkyStream to enable them to grow their corporate networks into new regions," said Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice-President, Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.

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SkyStream is part of the Atlas Telecom Group of companies based in Dubai. Established in 2004, SkyStream quickly garnered a reputation as a reliable provider of satellite Internet access and quality, low-cost VOIP services. Headquartered in Dubai, with local offices and presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, SkyStream is a leading provider of secure satellite communication solutions across the Middle East. With customers primarily based in the marine, military, and oil and gas sectors, its reputation is built on keeping customers connected in some of the most isolated locations in the region via its secure VSAT networks.

SkyStream provides flexible solutions to meet the ever-changing demands of its customers, including the design, build and operation of networks. Its state-of-the-art 24x7 Network Operation Center (NOC) and hubs are complemented by a highly qualified and experienced team of engineers, project managers and customer service personnel. SkyStream VSAT solutions can be defined packages or customised to meet precise requirements. They can be easily integrated into existing networks, are highly secure, work seamlessly in the most remote regions, and can be rapidly deployed. In short, they provide everything customers need for the success of their business-critical operations.


SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 52 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and Internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators, and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (NYSE Paris: SESG) (LuxX: SESG) holds participations in Ciel, in Canada, and QuetzSat, in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under:

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