SkyGate to distribute SES satellite broadband service in the Middle East

by Staff Reporter | April 5th, 2012

Ferdinand Kayser, CCO of SES

SES and SkyGate, an internet service provider in the Middle East, have signed a five-year contract for the distribution of SES’ satellite broadband service SES Broadband, formerly known as ASTRA2Connect, in the Middle East.

SkyGate markets SES Broadband to end customers and businesses in the region, offering download speeds of up to 10 Mbps using the ASTRA 3B satellite at the 23.5 degrees East orbital position. SES Broadband is an internet solution for SMEs and residential users, especially in remote areas. It is marketed via distribution partners and is reportedly suited for areas that lack terrestrial broadband access.

The Middle East region is one of the fastest growing markets and we are delighted to cooperate with SES and profit from its expertise to further grow our business

“With SkyGate we have found an excellent partner to deliver satellite broadband to the Middle East. We see growing demand for connectivity coming from this region and with SkyGate we will be able to offer reliable broadband access to businesses and individuals that have so far been lacking internet connection,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CCO of SES.

Ashraf Hajjaj, CEO of SkyGate, said: “The Middle East region is one of the fastest growing markets and we are delighted to cooperate with SES and profit from its expertise to further grow our business. We are looking forward to extending the service with SES to increase the satisfaction of our current and future customers.”

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