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  • SATLYNX CONTRACTS CAPACITY ON NSS-10 - SES NEW SKIES provides DVB/ IPsys(R) connectivity to Africa

    (EMAILWIRE.COM, December 13, 2008 ) The Hague - SES NEW SKIES, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announces that Satlynx, a leading provider of satellite communication services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has agreed to a multi-year deal for the provision of 20 Mbps on the Africa IPsys®/DVB platform aboard the NSS-10 satellite at the orbital position of 322.5 degrees East.

    Satlynx is a GE (General Electric) company specialising in two-way satellite broadband communication services. IPsys®is a service from SES NEW SKIES that directly connects the Points of Presence (PoPs) or customer premises of remote ISPs to the global internet backbone via satellite.

    “This was a great opportunity for us to secure scarce capacity over a key region for Satlynx,” commented Christian Stetter, VP Sales, Satlynx, “We are now able to deliver services to both our enterprise customers wanting to do business in Africa as well as Internet Service Providers who offer connectivity locally.”

    Nigel Gibson, Regional Vice President - Europe and Middle East at SES NEW SKIES, states: “IPsys® connections bypass all shared ground networks and associated congestion points - as well as any terrestrial connectivity gaps - to seamlessly deliver rich internet content to even the most remote locations at high speeds. SES NEW SKIES is honored to provide Satlynx, who has been a valuable customer since 2002, with a full-service solution to support Africa’s growing demand for state-of-the-art broadband connections.”

    About NSS-10

    Delivering high-powered C-band capacity to Africa, Europe and the Americas, NSS-10 is positioned at 322.5 degrees East serving regional, transcontinental and transoceanic customers. The satellite offers individual transponder switching between the Europe/Africa beams and the North America beam and features unique ‘simultaneous’ downlink functionality. The NSS-10 spacecraft delivers high performance capacity to growing markets in support of infrastructure requirements, including internet backbone access, GSM networks, distributed enterprise access, NGO’s/aid agency relief networks and government applications.

    For further information please contact: Yves Feltes
    Media Relations
    Tel: +352 710 725 311

    About SATLYNX

    Satlynx, a GE company, is a leading provider of two-way satellite broadband communication services. Satlynx solutions working for customers today include: multinational networks for logistical information sharing, credit card transactions and broadcast distribution; broadband internet access in remote areas beyond the reach of cable or ADSL; transportable, back-up and disaster recovery solutions; secure and world-wide connectivity for private point-to-point, meshed, video, voice and data networks. Satlynx provides customised solutions directly to large Enterprises and Institutions and with telecommunication operators, system integrators and via Europe’s largest network of specialist partners to SMEs. Satlynx has an unmatched depth of experience and know-how in both the technology and the operation of very large VSAT networks and provides services on a range of technology platforms and satellites. This combination gives customers possibilities unparalleled by any other operator, providing fast network connections virtually anywhere. Additional information about Satlynx can be found at


    SES NEW SKIES is an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) offering satellite communication services to a range of customers including telecommunications providers, broadcasters, corporations and governments around the world. SES NEW SKIES has a global fleet of seven satellites in orbit, with three additional spacecraft under construction (NSS-9, NSS-12 and NSS-14) and ground facilities around the world.

    Headquartered in The Hague, the company has offices in Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Washington, D.C. In addition to SES NEW SKIES, SES wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA in Europe and SES AMERICOM in North America, 90% of SES SIRIUS in Europe, and strategic participations in Ciel in Canada and Quetzsat in Mexico. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 39 satellites in 26 orbital locations. Further information on the company is available at and on SES at

    Yves Feltes
    +352 710 725 311


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