September 17, 2008

Cetel Commits to Ku-Band Transponder on Nss-12

Cetel commits to ku-band transponder on nss-12

ses new skies, an ses company (paris:sesg) (luxx:sesg) announces that cetel has formally contracted with ses new skies to provide services on the upcoming NSS-12 satellite to serve the growing demand in the Middle East and African market for VSAT services and corporate networks. CETel officially signed a contract for one full Ku-band transponder on the NSS-12 satellite at IBC 2008, the leading Electronic Media & Satellite Communications Exhibition currently taking place in Amsterdam. SES NEW SKIES? NSS-12 satellite is scheduled for operational service in the second half of 2009 and will replace the existing NSS-703 satellite at the orbital location of 57 degrees East. CETel, one of the leading Teleport & Satellite Service providers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, already operates teleport services on the NSS-703 satellite via a 7.6m antenna. From their teleport facilities, CETel is offering dedicated VSAT services for corporate and governmental networks, GSM backhaul services as well as Hub hosting and managed solutions. Its Teleport is headquartered in Germany with affiliate offices in the U.A.E. ?NSS-12 will offer high-power coverage of the Middle East region,? Guido Neumann, Managing Director of CETel, said in a statement. ?The additional Ku-band capacity on this new satellite will allow us to increase our service portfolio and to target new customers.? Scott Sprague, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at SES NEW SKIES, stated: ?We are delighted to welcome CETel as another customer aboard NSS-12 and to support their future growth with high-powered, state-of-the-art NSS-12 capacity. NSS-12 will be the second largest spacecraft in our fleet, and it already shows an impressive fill rate, about a year before its planned launch.? About NSS-12 The powerful, state-of-the-art NSS-12 satellite is under construction with Space Systems/Loral and will be available for commercial service in 2009, replacing NSS-703 at 57 degrees East. NSS-12 will cover virtually the entire Eastern Hemisphere and will bring increased capacity and transmission power to a key orbital location at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The spacecraft features 40 C-band transponders and 48 Ku- band transponders with DTH power levels, as well as elaborate beam interconnectivity and C-/Ku-band cross-strapping. 2008 Al Bawaba (

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