|By Business Wire||
|November 22, 2012 03:23 AM EST||
SES (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) und Astrium Services haben heute bekannt gegeben, dass sie eine Kapazitätsvereinbarung zur Bereitstellung von Konnektivität für Schiffe an der Küste Lateinamerikas sowie in der Nordsee, dem Mittelmeer, dem Roten Meer und dem Golf von Aden unterzeichnet haben.
Astrium Services wird die Kapazitäten auf dem SES-4 Satelliten verlängern, um seinen Kunden sogenannte Managed Services in der maritimen Geschäftskommunikation und zur Überwachung von Material und Motorleistung zu bieten sowie die Kommunikation für Schiffsbesatzungen auf See sicherzustellen. SES-4 ist auf 338 Grad West positioniert und ist einer von mehreren SES-Satelliten, die Kapazitäten für Astrium Services bereitstellen und es dem Unternehmen ermöglichen, maßgeschneiderte Dienste für die spezifischen Bedürfnisse der Schifffahrtindustrie anzubieten.
„Die umfassende Abdeckung des neuen SES-4 Satelliten vom Arabischen Meer bis zum Südpazifik ist ideal für unsere Kunden in dieser Region. Zusammen mit der Satelliten-Expertise von SES und unserem engagierten Verkaufs- und Service-Team ist diese Abdeckung ein Schlüsselelement für die Entwicklung eines zuverlässigen VSAT-Dienstes für unsere globalen Kunden auf diesen strategischen Seeverkehrsrouten“, sagte Tore Morten Olsen, Head of Maritime innerhalb der Business Communication-Abteilung bei Astrium Services.
Mit dem neuem Abkommen kann Astrium Services mehrere spezifische Kommunikationsbedürfnisse abdecken, einschließlich zuverlässiger VSAT-Abdeckung für Öl- und Gasaktivitäten vor der Küste Brasiliens und Ostafrikas. Zudem erweitert die größere Ausleuchtzone von SES-4 die Abdeckung über dem Golf von Aden, um lebenswichtige Konnektivität für Kunden in Gebieten mit einem hohen Risiko von Piraterie zu sichern, wie zum Beispiel vor der Küste Somalias. Die Abdeckung unterstützt auch Kunden in Europa im Bereich Fischerei, Seetransport und Freizeitschifffahrt.
„Die Schifffahrtindustrie muss weltweit flächendeckend und nahtlos kommunizieren können, auch wenn sich Schiffe und Besatzungen in abgelegenen Regionen der Welt befinden. Die Reihe neuer Aufträge mit Astrium Services untermauert unsere langfristige Partnerschaft und ist Ausdruck unserer führenden Position in der Bereitstellung mobiler Satellitendienste“, sagte Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Europe, Commercial bei SES.
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Astrium ist die Nummer 1 in Europa und Nummer 3 der weltweiten Raumfahrtindustrie. Astrium verzeichnete im Jahr 2011 einen Umsatz von knapp 5 Milliarden Euro und beschäftigt 18.000 Mitarbeiter weltweit; hauptsächlich in Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien, Spanien und den Niederlanden.
Astrium ist das einzige europäische Unternehmen, das die gesamte Bandbreite der zivilen und militärischen Raumfahrsysteme und -dienste abdeckt. Das Kerngeschäft gliedert sich in drei Bereiche: Astrium Space Transportation für Trägerraketen und Weltraum-Infrastrukturen, Astrium Satellites für Satelliten und Bodensegmente sowie Astrium Services für umfassende stationäre und mobile Komplettösungen im Bereich Sicherheits- und kommerzieller Satellitenkommunikation und Netzwerke, Equipment für Hochsicherheits-Satellitenkommunikation sowie maßgeschneiderte Dienstleistungen für Geo-Informationen. Astrium ist eine 100-prozentige Tochtergesellschaft von EADS, ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen der Luft- und Raumfahrt, im Verteidigungsgeschäft und den dazugehörigen Dienstleistungen. Im Jahr 2011 hat die Gruppe – bestehend aus Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian und Eurocopter – einen Umsatz von 49,1 Milliarden Euro generiert und beschäftigt über 133.000 Mitarbeiter.
SES ist ein weltweit führender Satelliten-Betreiber mit einer Flotte von 52 Satelliten. Die Gesellschaft bietet Dienstleistungen für Rundfunkanstalten, Inhalte- und Internet-Anbieter, mobile und stationäre Netzwerk-Anbieter, Geschäfts- und Regierungsorganisationen weltweit.
SES steht für langjährige Geschäftsverbindungen, hochqualitativen Service und herausragende Rundfunk- und Telekommunikations-Anwendungen. Multinationale regionale Teams stehen rund um den Globus bereit, um eng mit den Kunden zusammenzuarbeiten und den Anforderungen nach Satelliten-Bandbreite und Dienstleistungen gerecht zu werden.
SES (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) hält außerdem Anteile an Ciel in Kanada, QuetzSat in Mexiko sowie eine strategische Partnerschaft mit dem Start-up O3b Networks für Satelliteninfrastruktur. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter: www.ses.com
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