SES Restores Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite

LUXEMBOURG–()–SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) introduced that it has been in a position to attract on its world satellite tv for pc fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to quickly restore prospects capability following a big anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite tv for pc on Saturday 17 June 2017.

SES instantly engaged with prospects and was capable of rapidly provide a restoration capability plan to switch providers to different satellites and minimise disruption. By late night on Sunday 18 June 2017, the vast majority of the site visitors had already been restored.

With the good thing about its world satellite tv for pc community, SES was capable of modify its fleet deployment plan and provide options to affected prospects with the usage of current belongings. SES is at present taking steps to relocate extra belongings to 83 levels West, to assist prospects’ necessities.

SES continues to work with the producer to determine the basis reason for the anomaly, in addition to any potential choices to recuperate the spacecraft. Thanks to the restoration plan, the potential influence on SES’s full 12 months 2017 group income is anticipated to be decrease than EUR 20 million, which incorporates the potential discount in out there fleet transponders for future commercialisation. The one-off impairment cost is anticipated to be EUR 38 million.

“SES wishes to thank all of its affected customers for their understanding and cooperation. In addition, SES wishes to thank the FCC for its support over the weekend, by providing the necessary approvals to help put in effect the needed solutions” mentioned Martin Halliwell, SES Chief Technology Officer. “Beyond AMC-9 status, SES continues to work towards a long term plan of capacity replacement.”

“The AMC-9 restoration strategy demonstrates one of the many benefits of working with a satellite operator with a large global fleet,” mentioned Anand Chari, Gogo Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “All networks, satellite and terrestrial, can occasionally suffer such rare mishaps. SES’s ability to recover so quickly and effectively is a compelling testament to the size and flexibility of its fleet, the professionalism of its people, and the operational processes in place to ensure the resiliency needed to keep businesses, such as Gogo, running seamlessly.”

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SES is the world-leading satellite tv for pc operator and the primary to ship a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO providing worldwide, with greater than 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 12 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES focuses on value-added, end-to-end options in two key enterprise models: SES Video and SES Networks. The firm offers satellite tv for pc communications providers to broadcasters, content material and web service suppliers, cell and glued community operators, governments and establishments. SES’s portfolio contains the ASTRA satellite tv for pc system, which has the biggest Direct-to-Home (DTH) tv attain in Europe, O3b Networks, a world managed knowledge communications service supplier, and MX1, a number one media service supplier that gives a full suite of modern digital video and media providers. Further info out there at: www.ses.com