Satnews Daily
September 12th, 2016

SES Meets New Demands... Goes High And Delivers Wide... Increases Connectivity 

Airline passengers' demands have been for better and more readily available connectivity while flying. SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is meeting those demands head on with their multi-band, multi-orbit, multi-system architecture approach that provides flexibility and advantages such as seen with SES-17.

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) boosts aeronautical demand, as they fuel a new age of connectivity in the air. Airlines now require increasing amounts of bandwidth as passengers' demands for inflight connectivity rises and they discover the operational efficiencies that are now possible. 

This reality and aspects of the aeronautical market, and SES’s next generation of satellites designed for it, are detailed in the latest SES White Paper “Sky High Connectivity”.  The entire White Paper is available here.

“Passengers are so enamoured with inflight entertainment (IFE) that seven out of 10 would like to order their meals through the IFE system,” the White Paper states. “Nearly half are willing to pay for Internet and entertainment services, and 72 percent prefer watching movies and TV over sleeping on long-haul flights.” 

To boost this demand, SES has set out a multi-band, multi-orbit, multi-system architecture approach which provides inherent flexibility and advantages. The recent announcement of SES-17 demonstrates this strategy. 

“Delivering successful inflight solutions is not about GEO or MEO satellites, but the definition of the value chain and the application at the customer and user’s end,” concludes the White Paper. “The interplay between these elements is the key to success, and that is why SES is investing equally in the infrastructure it is building both in space and on the ground, in order to deliver uncompromising quality in the air.”