SES and O3b Offer Essential Advantage with GEO-MEO Constellation

This is the conclusion of the new SES White Paper “GEO-MEO. Proven. Efficient. Scalable.” that SES has published today at the opening of the World Satellite Business Week, held this week in Paris.

SES owns and operates 52 satellites in GEO at 36,000 kilometres distance from the Earth. With their wide beams and combined with innovative High Throughput technology, this fleet is the ideal and proven infrastructure to cover large geographies efficiently with high-quality linear broadcast and with broadband and data solutions. O3b operates a dozen satellites in the lower MEO, at 8,000 kilometres distance from where high speed data and broadband connections are possible with a low latency and, per consequence, at fibre-like speed.

“GEO and MEO is the ideal proposition for customers to develop entirely scalable, versatile and hyper-efficient network topologies,” the new SES White Paper concludes. “The combination of GEO and MEO fleets is a technological breakthrough that is transforming the connectivity landscape. This combined offering is the key differentiator in delivering reliable and fast Next Generation Data services across many different sectors and geographies. The match between GEO and MEO satellites and the scalability of both fleets offer an essential advantage to customers and will fulfil growing future demands.”

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About SES

SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.

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