Saudi-based communications services provider ICCES selects SES to expand VSAT coverage

By Telecomlead Team: SES, a satellite operator with a fleet
of 50 geostationary satellites, announced that ICCES, a Saudi-based
communications services provider and systems integrator, has signed a major
capacity deal to serve new markets across the Middle East and North Africa.

ICCES will
use 116MHz of Ku-band capacity on the recently launched SES-4 satellite to help
its customers extend their VSAT-delivered connectivity services across Saudi
Arabia, North Africa, Libya, Tunisia and other key countries.

As the demand for business and residential connectivity
surges across the Middle East and North Africa, ICCES is well positioned with
the high-powered reach of SES-4 to meet the diverse challenges facing our
customers. We are increasingly relying on SES’ fleet and expertise to grow our
VSAT business and network know-how, allowing us to provide consistent, high
quality offerings to the communities and clients we serve,” said Mohammed
Nafjan, CEO of ICCES.

This agreement helps ICCES provide a wide range of
cost-effective solutions, from high-speed broadband to corporate VPN services,
linking companies, government agencies, universities and homes within the
Middle East and beyond. SES‘ 50th and
largest satellite also allows ICCES and its telecom customers to connect oil
and gas drilling rigs and ships at sea far off the Southern coast of Saudi

We’re committed to the long-term success of our customers
throughout the region, focused on enabling ICCES and other innovative telecom
service providers to connect the Middle East and expand their reach into Africa
and other emerging markets,” said Deepak Mathur, senior vice president,
Commercial, Asia-Pacific and Middle East.

Recently, SES signed a
capacity deal with Media Networks Latin America (MNLA).

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