New broadband service for ships in Asia-Pacific region

JUNE 26, 2017 — Leading Indonesian satellite communications provider Primacom has signed a multiyear agreement with satellite operator SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) under which it will use SES Networks' Maritime+ service to deliver the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity to vessels operating in Asia-Pacific region.

Steve Collar, CEO at SES Networks, said, "Broadband satellite connectivity is critical to realizing the potential of the growing maritime sector in Indonesia and Asia-Pacific. SES Networks' Maritime+ service, coupled with an extensive global reach and ground network, enables Primacom to offer flexible, reliable connectivity services to its customers. The customizable and cost-effective platform makes access to high-speed connectivity at sea possible for local and international operators in the region, empowering them to tap the maritime market's strong growth."

The fully-managed service will enable Primacom to double broadband speeds for connecting vessels traversing international and domestic maritime routes within the Asia-Pacific region.

SES Networks' Maritime+ service combines SES's global ground and space infrastructure to deliver the highest levels of reliability and connectivity to vessels that are seeking connected and autonomous shipping operations.

"The managed Maritime+ service is an ideal fit for Primacom as it gives us the flexibility to allocate bandwidth based on the needs of our customers. The efficient use of capacity also allows our budget-conscious customers to run new applications for the first time. Thanks to this customised and cost-efficient service, we are now able to provide the reliable and seamless connectivity that vessels need while traversing across oceans," said Rosjanto, Senior Vice President of Product Support Development Technical Division at Primacom.

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