JUCH TECH INKS CAPACITY DEAL WITH SES WORLD SKIES
TO PROVIDE INTERNET ACCESS TO REMOTE AFRICA AND EUROPE
Princeton, NJ – March 14, 2011 – With the reach to connect the unconnected, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), today announced a new capacity deal with Juch Tech to meet growing demand for internet access in remote towns and villages across Africa.
Under the agreement, the Canada-based teleport and ISP is harnessing an additional 24 MHz of bandwidth on SES WORLD SKIES’ NSS-10 satellite to deliver broadband services to small businesses and residents from Nigeria to Eastern Europe. Capacity is uplinked from Juch Tech’s Hamilton, Ontario-based teleport facilities and delivered over the high-powered C-band spacecraft in the 322.5° East orbital slot to customer VSAT dishes.
“This latest alignment with SES WORLD SKIES represents our increasing need for reliable capacity to meet the escalating demand for broadband connectivity throughout Africa,” said Walt Juchniewicz, Juch Tech CEO. “We are now well positioned to deliver high-powered, satellite-delivered internet access to homes and companies in a host of important emerging markets.”
“Juch Tech is a classic example of today’s telecommunications innovators that are providing managed connectivity to unconnected and under-served places around the world,” said Steve Bunke, Vice President of North America Sales for SES WORLD SKIES. “We look forward to providing Juch Tech with the capacity it needs to enable the important connections that are ultimately driving economic growth and development in remote stretches of Africa.”
NSS-10 is a high-powered C-band satellite at 322.5° East which offers new and distinct advantages to broadcasters, internet service providers, government agencies, telecom operators and private networks for communication and content distribution solutions.
Serving regional, transcontinental and transoceanic customers in North America, South America, Europe and Africa, the satellite offers individual transponder switching capability between the Europe/Africa beam, South America beam and the North America beam and features unique simultaneous downlink functionality.