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SES Announces Next Phase of Strategic Transformation LUXEMBOURG -Monday 2 March 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES is launching a comprehensive programme to position itself for future growth and deliver maximum value to current and future customers and stakeholders. The programme, called Simplify and Amplify and executed throughout 2020, comprises a series of strategic actions to...

Orange and SES Team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System and Open a New Era for Satellite Connectivity Innovation -Thursday 27 February 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orange, one of the world’s leading multi-service telecommunications operators and present in 18 countries in Africa, will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications system, to...

SES Responds to Intelsat’s Ex-parte Submission to the FCC Regarding the C-Band Spectrum Clearing Process -Thursday 20 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. today notes the comments made by Intelsat in its ex-parte submission to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) dated 19 February 2020. SES reaffirms its steadfast support for the Commission’s objectives to ensure global leadership in 5G, and it stands...

SES Names Sandeep Jalan as New Chief Financial Officer -Tuesday 11 February 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, today announced the Board of Directors has appointed Sandeep Jalan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SES. He will assume the position from 6 May 2020. Sandeep has 30 years of experience in financial and operational...

Expanded Partnership with SES to Give Princess Cruises First Access to Ground-Breaking O3b mPOWER Satellite-Based... -Monday 3 February 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Princess Cruises, a leading brand of the Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), has announced a new dimension in its connectivity partnership with SES (PAR/LuxSE: SESG) and will become the first global cruise ship fleet with early access to SES’s...

SES and Luxembourg Government Renew Orbital Concession, Establish New Fund for Space Sector -Friday 29 November 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES and the Luxembourg Government announced today that they have reached an agreement to renew SES’s concession to operate satellites flying under Luxembourg jurisdiction for 20 years, effective from January 2022 when the current concession expires, with an annual fee of EUR...

SES Successfully Prices €500 Million 8-Year Euro Bond -Tuesday 29 October 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES S.A. announced today the successful launch and pricing of a bond offering in which it has agreed to sell senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2027 for a total amount of EUR 500 million. The notes will bear a Coupon of 0.875% per annum and were priced at 99.762% of...

SES and Thales Reach Record Speed and Enhanced Coverage via Integrated GEO/MEO Network, Raise Bar for Inflight... -Wednesday 23 October 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES and Thales have taken inflight connectivity to a new level, successfully demonstrating uninterrupted access to high-throughput broadband applications for the first time over a platform supporting multi-orbit interoperability, switching seamlessly between SES’s...

SES Selects SpaceX to Launch Groundbreaking O3b mPOWER MEO Communications System -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation into space on board Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. The two companies have disrupted the industry in the past when SES...

SES to Deliver Premium Broadcast-Grade Cloud Service for Media Delivery on Microsoft Azure -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today it is developing a broadcast-grade managed cloud service offering on Microsoft Azure as a result of an expanded collaboration with Microsoft. Benefitting from Azure’s extensive cloud and AI capabilities, and its own expertise in providing managed services...

SES to Deliver Cloud-enabled Solutions -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES today announced plans to deliver new Microsoft Azure-based media services for broadcasters, and connect enterprise and government sites in remote, rural and underserved locations to Azure. These solutions are part of SES’s strategy to transform satellite and ground...

SES Extends Global Reach of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute with Multi-orbit Satellite Systems -Monday 9 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES today announced it will provide dedicated, private network connectivity from any vessel, airplane, enterprise, energy or government site in the world to Microsoft Azure via its unique multi-orbit satellite systems. As a partner of Azure ExpressRoute, SES will provide...

SES Announces Andrew Browne Will Step Down as CFO in October -Monday 2 September 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today that Andrew Browne, Chief Financial Officer of SES, has decided to step down for personal and family reasons and pursue other endeavors. The search for a successor is underway and an announcement will be made in due course. Andrew has a long and...

SES Pioneers Cloud-Based Network Automation and Service Orchestration -Monday 5 August 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES announced today it will create an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform, built on Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) and powered by Amdocs’ network functions virtualization (NFV) technology. With today’s announcement, SES is...

Ethiopian Broadcasters to Migrate to SES Satellite Creating Dedicated Ethiopian TV Environment -Tuesday 9 July 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ethiopian private and public broadcasters, and the local media market, are poised for growth following two agreements signed between SES and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that will result in the creation of a...

INRED Partners with SES Networks to Enable 1,000 Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Connect Colombia -Wednesday 3 July 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Colombian Ministry of Telecommunications (Mintic) has selected local services provider INRED to install, operate and maintain 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in rural areas around the country as part of the Sustainable Universal Access project. Enabled by SES Network’s Signature...

SES Successfully Renews EUR 1.2 Billion Credit Facility -Thursday 27 June 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. is pleased to announce the successful renewal of the company’s EUR 1,200,000,000 Committed Revolving Credit Facility. Following strong support from existing lenders, the facility was considerably oversubscribed having received a high level of early bird...

SES Networks Enables EMSA’s Environmental Protection Service in Iceland -Monday 17 June 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Icelandic maritime authorities are utilising the European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) portfolio enabled by SES Networks’ managed connectivity services to support the country’s requirements for environmental protection and...

SES President and CEO Steve Collar to Chair World Space Week 2020 -Wednesday 12 June 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES and World Space Week Association jointly announced that SES President and CEO Steve Collar will be Honorary Chair of World Space Week 2020. “I’m excited to chair World Space Week, the biggest space event on Earth, as it focuses global attention on the broad benefits...

SES and Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) Partner to Broadcast Asteroid Day 2019 Globally in HD -Thursday 6 June 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viewers around the world will receive a month of programming in celebration of Asteroid Day, the official United Nations day of education and awareness about asteroids, thanks to a partnership between SES and BCE. The broadcast will feature pre-recorded and live High Definition...