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July 22nd, 2010

SES ASTRA... Hungarian Rhapsody (SATCOM)

[SatNews] SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has signed an agreement with the Hungarian IT services provider RG Networks to market its satellite-based broadband service ASTRA2Connect to business and private customers in Hungary. RG Networks is a subsidiary of the Hungarian IT specialist RG Hungary, and provides wireless data transmission technologies.

By adding ASTRA2Connect to its services portfolio, the company will improve the availability of its services all over Hungary. RG Networks will market ASTRA2Connect under the brand name vannet. Starting immediately, the service will be marketed to business customers directly and to the residential market via local resellers. ASTRA2Connect now has more than 60,000 end-users, thereby representing the largest satellite-based broadband network in Europe.