Global Crossing Inks New Capacity Deals with SES WORLD SKIES
Corporate connectivity demand in Latin America drives agreements on three satellites
Washington, DC -- Well positioned to serve emerging markets, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), today announced three new capacity deals with Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) to meet growing connectivity demand across Latin America.
The agreements represent the latest expansion in a longstanding alliance between SES WORLD SKIES and Global Crossing’s Latin America unit, which now utilizes about 290 MHz of capacity aboard SES satellites to serve markets across the region. On the heels of last year’s 90 MHz renewal on NSS-10, Global Crossing secured an additional 12 MHz of C-band capacity on the spacecraft to enable the implementation of a new VSAT network to meet growing demand for corporate connectivity in Brazil.
Global Crossing also has contracted for a full 36 MHz transponder of Ku-band capacity aboard AMC-4 to provide corporate voice, video conferencing, internet access and other offerings in the Andean region using a newly installed hub in Colombia. Under the third deal, the telecom innovator is increasing its corporate network capacity with an additional 10 MHz of Ku-band on NSS-7 to meet the communications needs of mining and manufacturing companies, multinationals and other firms across Argentina and Chile.
“The reach and reliability of SES WORLD SKIES supports Global Crossing’s ability to offer enhanced communications services to the corporate world across Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Matias Heinrich, Executive Vice President of Network Operations for Global Crossing Latin America and the Caribbean. “Bringing new Ku-band capacity such as the AMC-4 to the region helps us to provide everything from voice and internet access to virtual private networks and video conferencing via satellite to enterprises that need reliable communications to support their development and economic growth in the region.”
“Together, Global Crossing and SES WORLD SKIES are putting the power of connectivity to work in all corners and throughout the region,” said Dolores Martos, Vice President of Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for SES WORLD SKIES. “The deployment of new satellite capacity in Latin America is allowing a key regional telecom leader like Global Crossing to rapidly respond to the connectivity needs of corporations in the region and it is contributing to fuel the new business in this emerging market.”
About the Satellites
Global Crossing delivers corporate and video solutions across Latin America on a network that includes four SES WORLD SKIES satellites. AMC-4 was relocated to the 67° West orbital slot in 2010 under a long-term agreement with the Andean Community of Nations. AMC-4 is a Ku-band satellite that provides expansion capacity to Latin America & Caribbean to satisfy the region’s growing DTH, corporate, broadband and government inclusion programs.
NSS-10 is a high-powered C-band satellite at 322.5° East, which offers new and distinct advantages to telecom providers, Internet Service Providers, government agencies and others. NSS-7 is a powerful Ku- and C-band satellite located at 338° East over the Atlantic Ocean. NSS-806 provides broad C-band coverage of the Americas and Europe from the 319.5° orbital slot and hosts the Latin American video community.
About GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP, Ethernet, data center and video solutions provider with the world’s first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice, collaboration, broadcast and media services delivered with superior customer service.
Global Crossing provides services to enterprises (including approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500); government departments and agencies; and 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries, and has 17 world-class data centers in major business centers around the globe.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.
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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