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June 26th, 2017

SES Networks and Primacom Double Broadband Speed for Vessels in Asia-Pacific 

SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has signed a multi-year agreement with Primacom (PT Primacom Interbuana), an Indonesian satellite communications provider, which will use SES Networks’ Maritime+ service to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to vessels in the Asia-Pacific region.

This service will enable Primacom to double broadband speeds for connecting vessels traversing international and domestic maritime routes within the Asia-Pacific region.

SES Networks and Primacom to Deliver High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Vessels in Asia-Pacific (Photo: Business Wire)

SES Networks’ Maritime+ service combines SES’s global ground and space infrastructure to provide reliable connectivity to vessels that are seeking connected and autonomous shipping operations.

Rosjanto, Senior Vice President of Product Support Development Technical Division at Primacom said that the managed Maritime+ service is an ideal fit for Primacom as it gives them the flexibility to allocate bandwidth based on the needs of their customers. The efficient use of capacity also allows their budget-conscious customers to run new applications for the first time. Thanks to this customized and cost-efficient service, they are now able to provide the reliable and seamless connectivity that vessels need while traversing across oceans.

Steve Collar, CEO at SES Networks, added that broadband satellite connectivity is critical to realizing the potential of the growing maritime sector in Indonesia and Asia-Pacific. SES Networks’ Maritime+ service, coupled with an extensive global reach and ground network, enables Primacom to offer flexible, reliable connectivity services to its customers. The customizable and cost-effective platform makes access to high-speed connectivity at sea possible for local and international operators in the region, empowering them to tap the maritime market’s strong growth.