Orange Central African Republic, SES Networks to reinforce connectivity

SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and Orange Central African Republic, a provider of corporate telecommunications and one of the largest mobile and internet services operators, have agreed to provide connectivity services in the Central African Republic, the companies said.

Orange will be using SES Network´s IP Transit solution to deliver faster 3G services and better-quality internet connections for enterprises.

The solution will be delivered by SES Networks, using its Medium Earth Orbit fleet and extensive ground infrastructure. It will allow customers of Orange Central African Republic to enjoy unparalleled availability and speed of internet services, never experienced before in the country. With this new service, Orange Central African Republic will enhance the performance of the local telecommunications sector, and bring seamless connectivity to hundreds of thousands of Central Africans.

Orange is one of the world-leading telecommunications operators, with a turnover of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and 154,000 employees as of 31 March 2017, 95,000 of them being in France.

Orange Central African Republic is one of the major telecom operators in the Central African Republic. Present in the country since 2007, its mobile and internet network is deployed in Bangui and other parts of the country.

SES is a satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with more than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).