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April 7th, 2014

SES + Telecomm Mexico—Addressing The Underserved (SATCOM)

[SatNews]  Focused on stimulating new growth opportunities across Mexico, Telecomm Mexico and global satellite operator SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) have signed an important capacity agreement, aimed at connecting underserved rural communities with high-speed broadband.

Under the agreement, Telecomm Mexico, a government-owned telecommunications organization, is using five transponders of Ku-band capacity aboard SES’ AMC-3 satellite to link 11,000 schools and community centers with Internet access and voice services. More than 9,000 locations have already been connected, as part of the MEXICO CONECTADO nationwide inclusion program led by the Mexican Ministry of Communications through CSIC, which leads the efforts for the Information and Knowledge Society.

SES repositioned its AMC-3 satellite in 2012 to the 67 degree West location to meet the growing demand for satellite capacity across Mexico and the Latin American region.

The SES infosite is located at http://www.ses.com/.