Satnews Daily
November 11th, 2010

SES WORLD SKIES + Vizada Networks... Lean + MENA With NSS-5 (SATCOM)

[SatNews] SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has signed a capacity agreement with Vizada Networks for telecommunications network backup across Africa’s Sub Saharan region.

A full 36 MHz transponder aboard SES WORLD SKIESNSS-5 satellite is delivering GSM backhaul restoration service, supporting a leading African telecom provider’s voice network in the event of a terrestrial outage. It is the latest in a series of strategic deals between Vizada Networks and SES WORLD SKIES that now tap a dozen transponders on five satellites to enable everything from mobile communications, corporate networks and Internet access across Africa and the Middle East. The 16.4 meter satellite antenna at Vizada Networks’ Nittedal teleport in Norway is delivering the African telecom restoration solution based on the NSS-5 spacecraft.