Telecom Lead at CommunicAsia 2012: SES has signed a new
capacity deal with Telikom Papua New Guinea (Telikom PNG).
The multi-year deal enables the operator to renew
satellite capacity on NSS-9 at 183 degrees East and on NSS-6 at 95 degrees
Telikom PNG currently contracts more than 100 MHz in
capacity with SES.
The renewal will enable Telikom PNG to continue expanding
its cellular services into new regions and provide telephone services over
challenging mountainous terrain by providing cellular backhaul between a large
number of sites around the country and the capital, Port Moresby.
NSS-9 deploys state-of-the-art technology and is one of
the most powerful satellites in SES’ fleet of 50 satellites, enabling customers
like Telikom PNG to optimise their networks to get the maximum throughput to
save costs and operate more efficiently. We are delighted to support Telikom
PNG’s service expansion to improve connectivity for enterprises, governments
and consumers, and contribute to the development of the telecommunications
sector in Papua New Guinea,” said Deepak Mathur, senior vice president
Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.
The new deal will allow us to provide our customers with
connectivity to the remotest locations the highlands, mining camps and
islands of Papua New Guinea. We have benefitted from SES’ global expertise and
excellent technical and engineering support, and we look forward to further
developing our strong partnership by exploring other business opportunities in
Papua New Guinea,” said Charles Litau, CEO, Telikom Papua New Guinea.