SES renews GSM backhaul contract with Supernet

Telecom Lead Asia: SES has signed a multi-year deal contract renewal with Supernet, Pakistan’s leading satellite network service provider, to provide GSM backhaul services.

The multi-million dollar contract will see Supernet contract C-band capacity on the SES NSS-12 satellite at the prime orbital location of 57 degrees East.

This satellite capacity, coupled with Supernet’s strong system integration capabilities, provides a high quality GSM backhaul services to Pakistan’s leading mobile operators. The capacity is expected to further improve network coverage in Pakistan by providing voice and data signals to remote mountainous areas in the northern region and hard to reach southern regions, the company said.

Hamid Nawaz, COO Supernet, said, “SES is a trusted partner and an industry leader. We and our customers are extremely satisfied with the performance of the NSS-12 satellite throughout our networks. We are happy to enhance our relationship with SES as we continue to provide world class cellular backhaul solutions in Pakistan and in the region.”

SES has been working with Supernet since 2010.  Deepak Mathur, senior vice president Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES, said, “Supernet will be able to benefit from the great location of NSS-12 to enable the delivery of voice and data to underserved markets and rural areas in the country.”

The announcement was made at CommunicAsia 2013.

SES also announced two other deals at the event. In the first deal, Thailand’s IPMTV has expanded its partnership with SES.

As per the second deal, SES will sign a multi-transponder agreement with MediaScape of the Philippines on SES-7 at 108.2 degrees East. The new capacity expansion will allow MediaScape, through Cignal Digital TV – its DTH satellite television service provider – to expand its services for the provision of DTH satellite TV in the Philippines.

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