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SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES Provides IP Network Access Across Brazil to BT

Friday, May 1, 2009  
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Dedicated to the delivery of global business connectivity, SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES, a division of SES S.A. announced that BT in Latin America has signed a three-year agreement for nearly three full transponders of satellite capacity to extend its IP network deep into the remotest regions of Brazil.

Expanding from 92 to 104 megahertz of highly reliable C-band capacity aboard SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES’ NSS-10 satellite, BT is offering IP trunking services to link businesses based in Manaus and other rural stretches of Northern Brazil to its teleport and Internet access point in São Paulo.  BT has also tapped a portion of the satellite bandwidth to support customer SCPC (single channel per carrier) and distance learning applications throughout Brazil.

Serving regional, transcontinental and transoceanic customers in North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Africa, NSS-10 is also capable of providing links to other regional satellite systems.  Located at 322.5 degrees east, NSS-10 is delivering high-powered C-band capacity and is providing service with higher data throughput to smaller antennas with unsurpassed levels of reliability – even in areas of high rain zones.  NSS-10’s high throughput levels also make it an ideal platform to support VSAT and GSM backhaul services.


SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES is the newly combined SES division that brings together SES AMERICOM, the leading supplier of satellite services in the U.S., with the strategic global satellite services of SES NEW SKIES.  SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES is a global leader that serves broadcasters, cable programmers, telecommunications companies and networks, governments, aeronautical and maritime communications integrators, Internet service providers, and educational institutions with efficient communications and content distribution solutions.  Recognized as a major innovator of advanced satellite communications services, the division operates a fleet of 25 satellites in key orbital positions capable of providing coverage and service throughout the Americas and around the world.  SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES also has six spacecraft under construction as well as global ground facilities.  SES AMERICOM-NEW SKIES has offices in Princeton, The Hague, Washington, D.C., Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Sydney. or

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