Wateen Telecom customers to enjoy reliable cellular backhaul connectivity throughout Pakistan with SES Networks
(26 June 2018 - SES) Wateen Telecom customers can rely on Pakistan's leading fibre and satellite network service provider for reliable and enhanced voice and data signals in remote mountainous areas in the north and inaccessible southern regions of the country delivered via SES Networks’ high performance connectivity.
SES announced that the agreement will provide Wateen with access to high-powered C-band capacity on SES’s NSS-12 satellite at the prime orbital location of 57 degrees East. The satellite capacity, coupled with Wateen’s strong system integration capabilities, will provide a high-quality cellular backhaul service to Pakistan's leading mobile network operators. Wateen Telecom will support both 2G and 3G backhaul service on this network.
Rizwan Tiwana, CEO at Wateen Telecom, stated, “This marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership with SES Networks, and a continuation of our commitment to offer the best service quality to our customers.”
Imran Malik, Vice President, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks said, “We are pleased that Wateen Telecom recognises the benefits of SES Networks’ seamless network and other capabilities, tapping into our high-powered satellite to bring reliable and high-quality cellular backhaul services to mobile network operators. We look forward to building a strong strategic partnership with Wateen Telecom and being a consistent source of support and empowerment as they address their consumers’ changing connectivity needs.”
SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes, through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary system delivering fibre-like broadband services today.