SES and Pactel Sign Multi-Year Capacity Deal to Provide Internet Access in Pacific Region

  SES and Pactel Sign Multi-Year Capacity Deal to Provide Internet Access in
  Pacific Region

Business Wire

LUXEMBOURG -- January 17, 2013

SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that global satellite
communications provider Pactel has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder deal
on NSS-9 at 183 degrees East to ramp up its voice and data service offerings
within the Pacific region.

The additional capacity will enable Pactel to offer enhanced satellite
communications services to remote locations in the Pacific region, enabling
hundreds of businesses access to fast and reliable internet connectivity and
competitively priced voice calls.

Andrew Taylor, CEO, Pactel International, said, "Demand for connectivity in
the Pacific region is growing rapidly, and we are pleased that we can rely on
the global expertise of SES to provide reliable satellite capacity and offer
flexible solutions."

"In the Pacific region, where satellite is the ideal infrastructure, we see
how vital connectivity is for businesses. With Pactel as our trusted partner
in the region, we are proud to be able to continue supporting their objectives
in offering connectivity solutions across the islands," said Deepak Mathur,
Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.

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About Pactel International

Founded in 2003, Pactel International is an Australian-owned global satellite
communications provider, supplying connectivity across all areas of the
Asia-Pacific region.

Our offerings range from commercial and corporate to carrier-grade networks
that support services such as Internet, Private WAN, Telephony and Voice and
Mobile GSM.

The company competitive advantage is highlighted through complete service
customisation; 24x7 network monitoring and customer support; and superior
quality and reliability of service and equipment during harsh environments and
extreme weather conditions of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Pactel’s primary mission is to provide remotely-based businesses and
communities with peace of mind by keeping them connected: constantly, reliably
and efficiently. Accordingly, we are committed to providing a communication
infrastructure that reflects the diversity of our end-user requirements: from
small businesses to resource sector through to resellers and wholesalers.

About SES

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 52 geostationary
satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to
broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network
operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and
excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams
of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet
their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and
QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite
infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under:


Markus Payer
Market Communication & PR
+352 710 725 500
Pactel International
Katia Gryadunova
Marketing & Public Relations
+612 9531 7555
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