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SES Brings Global Content Connectivity Aspirations and Expertise to the SAMENA Council Membership

SAMENA Telecommunications council has announced that SES, with its extensive geostationary and non-geostationary satellite footprint around the world, has joined leading satellite service providers that a part of the SAMENA Council's membership. As a trusted partner to governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators, content owners, and the world’s leading telecommunications companies, including those that are members of the Council, SES’s presence in the SAMENA Council’s community of operators and tech providers materializes at an important juncture in terrestrial and satellite industry collaboration.

Bocar BA, CEO & Board Member of SAMENA Council believes “SES’s participation in SAMENA Council, its globally-renowned role, its bold vision of delivering new digital experiences all around the world through its extensive multi-orbit constellation of broadband satellites, extensive ground infrastructure, and distribution of highest-quality video content and seamless connectivity, could prove to be important factors in realizing better coordination and cooperation among the Digital Economy and Space Economy players. We warmly welcome SES and its regional team to the Council.”

As a leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with a unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system. By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air. SES also provides managed data services to telcos and ISPs, mobile network operators, cloud solution providers, in-flight connectivity providers and maritime fleets, energy companies, and government agencies.

With its established and industry-wide recognized aim of bridging telecoms ecosystem priorities, including on sustainable investment and highlighting digital transformation needs of the region, SAMENA Council actively advocates on behalf of its operator members and works closely with private-sector stakeholders, including SES and other satellite service providers. SAMENA Council pursues improved policymaking, agile regulation, and close collaboration among the digital ecosystem players, and highlights among government and private-sector stakeholders' issues, such as those relating to spectrum, need for accelerated digitization and sustainability in digital development, investments, operations, and the environment.

Seeing a strong potential for SES and SAMENA Council to mutually enable industry dialogue and rectification of common industry issues, Andy Anderson, Marketing Director of SES’s Africa, Middle East & Central Asia operations also stated that “SAMENA’s mission is fully aligned with SES’s vision, which is to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing seamless connectivity around the world. As the world’s only multi-orbit satellite operator, SES is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments and cloud service providers and we look forward to working with SAMENA Council to enable investments in the next-generation connectivity infrastructure in the region and to promote co-operation between various ICT industry players. “

Source: Press Release