2DAY Telecom Expands GSM Backhaul Services in Kazakhstan with SES
BETZDORF, Luxembourg, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange:SESG) has announced that 2DAY
Telecom has signed a long-term capacity agreement to expand its reach and meet the growing
needs of GSM backhaul services throughout Kazakhstan.
2DAY Telecom increased capacity utilisation aboard SES’ NSS-12 satellite by 50 per
cent to 54 MHz to deliver mobile communication services over challenging mountainous
terrain in Kazakhstan. NSS-12 is also used to provide top quality telephone service to
meet the country’s growing GSM demands.
2DAY Telecom is a subsidiary of VimpelCom in Kazakhstan. The VimpelCom group provides
voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies in
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam
and Cambodia. VimpelCom operating companies provide services under the “Beeline” and
“Kyivstar” brands. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in
Viktor Gryban, CEO of 2DAY Telecom, said: “As mobile communications continues to be
the one of the fastest growing sectors in Kazakhstan, satellite is being established as
one of the most reliable forms of infrastructure that can overcome geographical barriers
and provide extensive coverage. NSS-12′s high-powered dedicated beam provides excellent
coverage over Kazakhstan, allowing us to expand our services into new regions within the
Norbert Holzle, Senior Vice President Commercial Europe of SES, said: “SES is proud
that 2DAY Telecom continues to rely on SES know-how and satellite capacity to provide
vital communication services across the country. Together 2DAY Telecom and SES will
connect the people of Kazakhstan regardless of where they live.”
SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 50 geostationary satellites
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and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and
governmental organisations worldwide. A full TV guide
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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 (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: 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: http://www.ses.com.
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