CETel secures capacity on SES-12

CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, has signed a substantial lease contract for satellite capacity with its strategic partner SES Networks
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The recently launched SES-12 satellite

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The capacity is secured on the recently launched satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest geostationary satellites that SES has ever procured. The satellite carries six wide beams and 72 high-throughput spotbeams serving regions from Middle East to the Asia-Pacific.

"We committed to this capacity to assure that our customers benefit from powerful and reliable satellite communications," explained Guido Neumann, CETel's managing director. "The demand for encompassing connectivity solutions, especially in the Middle East is tending upwards. Securing this capacity is key to our business, particularly for the oil & gas and the mining sectors. Automation and digitalisation in these industries feed the demand for data transmission and CETel is best prepared to deliver broadband-like connectivity to even the harshest and remotest environments to fuel ERP and thus improve operational results."

The coverage reaches from Cyprus in the west to Japan in the east, and south to Australia and north to Russia. Its excellent coverage enables CETel to provide optimised solutions from its own communications hub located in the UAE. The customised services can be delivered via hub-based or hub-less technology according to the specific requirements of CETel's customers.

CETel is specialised in tailored German-engineered communications solutions that are fully managed to meet individual specifications. Currently, CETel operates and manages more than 500MHz on 15 satellites, as well as several O3b/MEO sites, delivering connectivity into more than 50 countries worldwide. Blending the powerful SES-12 capacity into the portfolio will result in even more efficient satellite communications solutions. The satellite is planned to become operational during the March 2019 quarter.