SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) are partnering to launch the SES Enterprise+ Hybrid Broadband in Asia powered by SkyEdge II-c Libra.
The hybrid broadband innovative solution comprising SES-9’s capacity and Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c Libra hybrid terminal will enable customers to deliver cost effective broadband internet connectivity to underserved areas and improve download speeds.
Customers will be able to integrate SES’s satellite network for download traffic with their existing terrestrial network for upload traffic. The service is provided through Gilat’s hybrid terminal which uses the existing network for the return channel and allows the download via SES’s satellite. The solution will offer download speeds of up to 20 Mbps and is ideal for mobile network operators who want to offload their congested traffic networks and offer higher data rates, as well as for DTH providers who want to venture into the triple play of Internet, television and telephony.
According to Ferdinand Kayser, the Chief Commercial Officer at SES, the company believes that the satellite-cellular-terrestrial hybrid approach represents a huge opportunity in Asia, enabling DTH providers to use their existing satellite infrastructure and distribution channels to offer triple-play services to improve customer loyalty and reduce churn. He stated that MNOs can offer the hybrid broadband service to leverage their cellular networks and boost them with additional capacity, thereby significantly improving broadband penetration to underserved areas.”
Gilat and SES will be launching the hybrid initiative in Asia at CommunicAsia 2016, May 31to June 3, 2016, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The SES stand is located at 1R2-01, Hall C, Level 1 — Gilat has a Hospitality Suite located at Heleconia 3510.