SES partners with MADA to provide Internet in South Sudan

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has agreed with MADA Communications International S.A.L (Offshore) to provide Internet services to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in Juba, South Sudan, the company said.

MADA provides multiple telecommunications services across Africa.

This agreement is a multi-year operations contract which commenced on 28 October 2016.

MADA has signed up for service on SES´s SES-5 satellite, specifically on a C-band Hemi beam with an 115Mbps Internet capacity linked through SES Betzdorf teleport facilities — a tier 1 Internet provider with extremely high service and teleport availability.

SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is the world-satellite operator, with more than 50 geostationary satellites (GEO) and, through its subsidiary O3b Networks, 12 medium Earth orbit satellites (MEO).

Focusing on value-added, end-to-end solutions in four key market verticals (Video, Enterprise, Mobility and Government), SES provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and Internet service providers, and mobile and fixed network operators, as well as business and governmental organizations worldwide. SES´s fleet includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest Direct-to-Home (DTH) reach in Europe.

Through its ownership of O3b Networks, SES significantly enhances existing data capabilities, and is the first satellite provider to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide. Another SES subsidiary, MX1, is a media service provider and offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services.

MADA is a telecommunications provider, offering international voice, wireless broadband, SMS, and communications network services. Established in the year 2004, MADA footprint currently extends to Europe, the United States, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.