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Global Crossing Inks New Capacity Deals with SES WORLD SKIES


25 April 2011


Well positioned to serve emerging markets, SES WORLD SKIES, a division of SES S.A. announced three new capacity deals with Global Crossing to meet growing connectivity demand across Latin America.


The agreements represent the latest expansion in a longstanding alliance between SES WORLD SKIES and Global Crossing’s Latin America unit, which now utilizes about 290 MHz of capacity aboard SES satellites to serve markets across the region. On the heels of last year’s 90 MHz renewal on NSS-10, Global Crossing secured an additional 12 MHz of C-band capacity on the spacecraft to enable the implementation of a new VSAT network to meet growing demand for corporate connectivity in Brazil.


Global Crossing also has contracted for a full 36 MHz transponder of Ku-band capacity aboard AMC-4 to provide corporate voice, video conferencing, internet access and other offerings in the Andean region using a newly installed hub in Colombia. Under the third deal, the telecom innovator is increasing its corporate network capacity with an additional 10 MHz of Ku-band on NSS-7 to meet the communications needs of mining and manufacturing companies, multinationals and other firms across Argentina and Chile.


“The reach and reliability of SES WORLD SKIES supports Global Crossing’s ability to offer enhanced communications services to the corporate world across Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Matias Heinrich, Executive Vice President of Network Operations for Global Crossing Latin America and the Caribbean. “Bringing new Ku-band capacity such as the AMC-4 to the region helps us to provide everything from voice and internet access to virtual private networks and video conferencing via satellite to enterprises that need reliable communications to support their development and economic growth in the region.”


“Together, Global Crossing and SES WORLD SKIES are putting the power of connectivity to work in all corners and throughout the region,” said Dolores Martos, Vice President of Sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for SES WORLD SKIES. “The deployment of new satellite capacity in Latin America is allowing a key regional telecom leader like Global Crossing to rapidly respond to the connectivity needs of corporations in the region and it is contributing to fuel the new business in this emerging market.”