Satnews Daily
December 13th, 2012

SES... Speeding Into France (SATCOM)

Artistic rendition of the ASTRA 2F satellite
[SatNews] SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced that it is the first satellite operator to...

...offer a satellite broadband service with download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s for consumers in France. The new service uses Ka-band capacity on SES' ASTRA 2F satellite and is available with immediate effect via France Telecom-Orange's satellite broadband affiliate NordNet. The broadband package—called Internet Satellite JET—features download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s, VoIP telephony and HDTV. NordNet uses new generation end-user terminals provided by Gilat Satellite Technologies.

Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services, said, "SES is again pioneering satellite broadband services in Europe, being the first operator to offer equal features to terrestrial services and at a highly competitive price. We are convinced that the new Ka-band offer presents a great solution for users in remote locations and will significantly drive product sales in France." <> Francis Piet, CEO of NordNet, said "Thanks to the new Ka-band capacity on SES’ ASTRA 2F satellite and SES Broadband Services’ years of experience in the satellite broadband market, we are certain that our new service package, Internet Satellite JET, will be a success in France.”