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SES Broadband Services and Meanswhat Launch Enterprise Service Optimized for Cloud Computing in Sub-Saharan Africa

Luxembourg, 22 May 2014 SES Broadband Services today announced a new partnership with Meanswhat to deliver satellite communications for multi-national enterprises and Governmental Agencies with branch offices or production facilities in remote areas.

Giving the same performance as at an organization's headquarters, the solution allows remote offices to connect with legacy ERP systems and on-the-cloud data centers by integrating satellite communication with virtualization techniques based on Citrix® XenApp™ or Citrix® XenDesktop.

The SES Broadband Services and Meanswhat solution addresses the stringent bandwidth requirements which many applications have, as well as issues associated with high latency. It delivers high-end Quality of Service, compression, caching, traffic shaping and security mechanisms within one fully integrated platform.

SES Broadband Services and Meanswhat will commercialize the service utilizing Newtec's MDM2200 and MDM3100 IP satellite modems.

"With this partnership we expand our presence to address the convergent requirements of cloud computing, including virtualization, grid computing and service-oriented architectures," said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. "This solution is perfect for enterprises which face a constant challenge to allow remote connectivity and business continuity between dispersed offices in Sub-saharan Africa."

"We are extremely pleased to be cooperating with SES Broadband Services to launch this innovative service which improves the performance of satellite WANs for latency critical applications in Sub-Saharan Africa," added Axel Daiber, Chief Operations Officer at Meanswhat.

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For further information please contact:

Antonio Bove
SES Broadband Services
Tel : +352 710 725 593
[email protected]

About SES Broadband Services
SES Broadband Services, a 100% owned affiliate of the satellite operator SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), provides high-speed broadband solutions via satellite. The SES Broadband service was introduced in 2007 and is marketed via distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Europe the service is marketed under the brand name Astra Connect.

The service offers a unique opportunity to individuals, businesses and communities to access the internet independent of any terrestrial infrastructure. SES Broadband Services is technically available across the entire fleet of SES and able to support Triple Play services combining broadband access with Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and TV reception.

For further information on residential services please visit www.ses-broadband.com or www.ses.com/broadband-services for business applications.

About meanswhat
meanswhat GmbH is a business communication service provider and value added reseller of SES Broadband services.

The company is based in Salem/Germany. It was founded in 2013 from Raimund Kettner and Axel Daiber.

Together with meanswhat's product WORRYFREE and the satellite services of SBBS, meanswhat is able to offer reliable, secure and fully managed business satellite communication solutions. The main markets are enterprises and Governmental Institutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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