Houston, May 31, 2016 - SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced that SES, a leading global satellite operator, and SpeedCast have signed a multi-year service agreement for Telemetry, Tracking and Command (‘TT&C’) and Carrier Spectrum Monitoring (‘CSM’) services for four of its satellites in the AsiaPac/IOR region.
Under the service agreement, SpeedCast will provide 24x7 TT&C/ CSM and gateway services for SES’s satellite, SES-9, in addition to providing TT&C/CSM services to their NSS-6, NSS-9 and NSS-12 satellites from SpeedCast’s teleport facilities in Bayswater, Western Australia and the Mawson Lakes/Salisbury facilities in South Australia. A team of engineers with 15+ years of experience in TT&C/CSM will provide onsite support. SpeedCast will provide SES with a full range of advanced facilities and security systems tailored to meet the requirements of customers operating classified networks, including military level services. The support team at SpeedCast will provide SES with round-the-clock services, combined with highly redundant power and connectivity, through which SpeedCast is able to fully support the uptime and response requirements specified by SES.
“SES has always been a key supplier to SpeedCast and is now developing into an important customer as well,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast. “This two-way partnership is what we envision when dealing with key satellite operators. We understand the increasing demand of service requirements from operators like SES, and we have therefore invested heavily in our facilities. For example, we specifically set up an 11meter Ku-band antenna and other required infrastructure to support the new SES-9 satellite in the region.”
“We have been working with SpeedCast service for many years. Over the years, SpeedCast has been able to exceed our up-time and response requirements. We are confident that SpeedCast will provide the same outstanding services to us in coming years,” said Matthew Prange, Vice President, Strategic Teleport Partners & Services Delivery at SES.