Nawras signs capacity contract with SES
Luxembourg, March 11, 2014
Oman-based telecom operator Nawras has signed a capacity contract with SES, a leading satellite operator with a fleet of 55 geostationary satellites.
The capacity agreement on the NSS-6 satellite will allow Nawras to provide services such as high quality GSM backhaul and broadband across the Sultanate, including rural areas, said a company statement.
NSS-6 is located at the 95 degrees East orbital position. The spacecraft’s high-performance Ku-band beam is specifically devised to support key telecom infrastructure, enterprise and broadband networks across several regions, including the Middle East.
Nawras CTO Wolfgang Wemhoff said, “Satellite is an important component in our network, as it caters for voice and Internet services in hard to reach locations. We have a trusted partner in SES, where we are assured of a robust and reliable service and the best technical solution, as well as a dedicated local team which understands the dynamics and specific requirements of our business here in Oman.”
Nawras is an integrated services telecommunications operator serving about two million customers throughout Oman.
“We are very pleased that Nawras has selected SES as a partner to provide connectivity to rural areas of Oman,” remarked Hussein Oteifa, the general manager (Middle East) at SES.
“SES’s satellites allow reliable connectivity, even across challenging geographical terrains, and we are delighted to deliver these best-in-class satellite services locally. Our local SES team worked closely with Nawras to ensure the solution meets their specific needs and technical requirements,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service