Axesat Inks New Capacity Deal with SES WORLD SKIES to Provide Broadband Services in Latin America and The Caribbean
Telecom services innovator expands enterprise services across region via AMC-4 at 67 degrees West
Washington, D.C. - - SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), today announced a new capacity deal with Axesat aimed at meeting escalating corporate service demand across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Axesat is utilizing two transponders aboard SES’ AMC-4 satellite at 67° West to provide business voice, data and internet access services to companies in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Central America and the Caribbean.
SES deployed the AMC-4 spacecraft to the 67° West orbital slot in September 2010, as part of an agreement with the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) to deliver much needed high power Ku-band capacity to the Andean region. This new capacity is enabling the immediate expansion of many voice, data, Internet and video networks in the Andean countries, Central America, México and the Caribbean.
“SES and its AMC-4 satellite offer the expertise and tailored coverage Axesat must have to take advantage of tremendous growth opportunities throughout the region we serve,” said Maurico Segovia, Axesat CEO. “Axesat is now well positioned to meet the growing demand for reliable corporate voice, data and broadband in our emerging markets.”
“Our strategic alliance with the Andean Community of Nations has opened the door to exciting new opportunities like this important new capacity agreement with Axesat,” said Dolores Martos, SES WORLD SKIES’ Vice President of Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean. “We are proud to be able to support Axesat in the implementation of their business plan and to solidify their role as a key player in the region.”
The AMC-4 satellite was relocated to its new orbital position at 67° West to provide new Ku-band capacity over the Andean countries, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The brand new orbital slot is being developed by SES under its long-term agreement with the Andean Community of Nations (CAN). SES has strategically realigned its resources to bring highly demanded Ku-band capacity to the region. Its optimum elevation angle allows for the delivery of reliable services.
AMC-4 is providing expansion capacity in Ku-band to address the region’s strong growth in broadband and video services, as well as to support ambitious government digital inclusion programs. The satellite’s North and South beams feature extensive coverage of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region.
Axesat is satellite service provider based in Bogota, Colombia with more than 5,000 VSATs installed. Axesat serves corporate customers in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador and Central America providing data, broadband, video and VoIP solutions for customers in the Government, Military and Mining/Oil & Gas sectors, among others. Axesat was founded in 2003 and currently is in its 8th year of operations experiencing growths rates of over 30% throughout its history. For further information on the company, please visit: www.axesat.com
About SES WORLD SKIES
SES WORLD SKIES is the global SES division that operates a fleet of 28 satellites - part of the 44 spacecraft of the SES group - delivering services as diverse as television distribution and broadcast, internet access, data transmission and business and government communications to customers worldwide. The company’s unique customer-focused approach allows it to offer the best satellite solutions for a host of business and government requirements, with a view toward helping customers meet their short-term challenges and realize their longer-term goals. SES WORLD SKIES comprises a world-class team of customer care and technical professionals located in Princeton (NJ), The Hague, Washington, D.C., Singapore, London, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Sydney, Accra and Johannesburg.
SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES and participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 44 satellites. For further information: www.ses.com
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