SES signs ME satellite services contract
Luxembourg, April 4, 2012
SkyGate, a major internet service provider in the Middle East, said it has sealed a five-year contract with leading satellite operator SES for the distribution of its key satellite broadband service in the region.
As per the agreement, SES, which boasts of a fleet of 50 geostationary satellites, will offer its key solution, SES Broadband, formerly known as Astra2Connect, to the SkyGate.
SES Broadband is a fast internet solution for SMEs and residential users, especially in remote areas. It is marketed via distribution partners and ideally suited for areas that lack terrestrial broadband access.
'With SkyGate we have found an excellent partner to deliver satellite broadband to the Middle East,' said Ferdinand Kayser, the chief commercial officer of SES.
'We see growing demand for connectivity coming from this region and with SkyGate we will be able to offer reliable broadband access to businesses and individuals that have so far been lacking internet connection,' he stated.
Jordan-based SkyGate is one of the region's most popular satellite broadband services providing fast, reliable two-way satellite broadband services to homes and offices, said a company statement.
Its service is easy to install and manage, has high levels of built-in security and supports VoIP, video on-demand and other TV capabilities, it added.
SkyGate CEO Ashraf Hajjaj said, 'Middle East region is one of the fastest growing markets and we are delighted to co-operate with SES and profit from its expertise to further grow our business.'
'SkyGate markets SES Broadband to end customers and businesses in the region, offering download speeds of up to 10 Mbps using the Aatra 3B satellite at the 23.5 degrees East orbital position,' he noted.
'We are looking forward to extending the service with SES to increase the satisfaction of our current and future customers,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service