Satnews Daily
February 28th, 2012

SES... Extending VSAT Services In MENA (SATCOM)

Artistic concept illustration of the SES-4 satellite, courtesy of SS/L.
[SatNews] SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced that ICCES, a leading Saudi-based communications services provider....

....and systems integrator, has signed a major capacity deal to serve new markets across the Middle East and North Africa. As part of the long-term agreement, ICCES will use 116MHz of Ku-band capacity on the recently launched SES-4 satellite to help its customers extend their VSAT-delivered connectivity services across Saudi Arabia, North Africa, Libya, Tunisia and other key countries.

Together with SES, ICCES will provide a wide range of cost-effective solutions, from high-speed broadband to corporate VPN services, linking companies, government agencies, universities and homes within the Middle East and beyond. SES’ 50th and largest satellite also allows ICCES and its telecom customers to connect oil and gas drilling rigs and ships at sea far off the Southern coast of Saudi Arabia. SES will also be exhibiting at CABSAT, the Middle East’s largest digital media and satellite expo, from February 28th to March 1st, 2012, in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Visit the Company in the Sheikh Saeed Hall, S-H1. ICCES will exhibit in Hall S-K21.