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December 7th, 2015

SES Techcom Services Receives SSPI Better Satellite World Award

[Satnews] SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has received an award for emergency.lu, which has been recognized at the Better Satellite World Awards, hosted by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI).
The awards, which occurred at London’s renowned Reform Club, celebrate established companies and disruptive innovators who have made the world a more prosperous, healthier, better-educated, more sustainable and an inclusive place. Recipients of the Better Satellite World Awards were evaluated by SSPI in four categories of impact: global or regional impact; distribution of knowledge for the improvement of living standards; governance and commerce; and communication and humanity. The ceremony took place on Friday, December 4th.

emergency.lu, a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and three Luxembourg-based companies—SES Techcom Services, HITEC Luxembourg and Luxembourg Air Ambulance, is a global, VSAT-based, multi-layer platform designed to fill the communications gap at the onset of large-scale disasters, providing support to international efforts to cope with devastating events. This year, the solution has been deployed in Nepal and Vanuatu,and earlier in Mali, the Philippines, South Sudan, Venezuela, and Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. The solution provides connectivity and applications for humanitarian interventions via dedicated SES satellite capacity and communication infrastructure.

Alan Kuresevic, Vice President of Engineering at SES Techcom Services, said, “By assisting relief efforts for some of the most catastrophic natural and human made disasters of recent times, the contributions made by emergency.lu and SES have been—quite literally—life saving. It gives us great pride to have been recognised by the SSPI and its Better Satellite World Award campaign.