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1 SES Broadband Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa

2 Where broadband connectivity grows via satellite SES Broadband Services provides high-speed broadband connectivity via satellite in Africa, delivering internet access even where conventional terrestrial broadband is not available. The challenges of universal internet access and the social and economical impact of digital divide are keenly felt across Africa. Although internet access is widely recognised as a critical driver of social and economic development, universal provision is the key and in Africa there are many remote communities outside the reach of existing terrestrial infrastructure that cannot share in the benefits that the internet provides. Low population density, remote communities, harsh climate and financial obstacles have prevented the economic expansion of terrestrial connectivity, and reliable internet access, into rural and even suburban areas, to the disadvantage of whole African regions. Our satellite broadband offers an immediate and low-cost solution to African governments, NGOs and commercial service providers seeking to extend the reach of their internet provision or social development projects into rural regions and deprived communities. We provide our SES Broadband network in the footprints of our satellites over Africa with established technology and simple affordable equipment to bring broadband to your customers and citizens wherever they are located. Wide-ranging applications With our satellite broadband, you can provide internet connectivity to households and businesses, and in the public sector for education, healthcare, and agriculture Proven service 10+ years experience in internet provision, over end-user equipment shipped to the market Complimentary technology Our satellite broadband can operate alongside existing terrestrial technologies, extending your broadband reach into unserved areas 2 Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa 3

3 Whether you are our business, institutional or government partner, we provide you with the network you need to bring fast reliable internet access, even to areas with no existing communications infrastructure. Our cost-efficient broadband service is available immediately and is independent of existing DSL or fibre terrestrial connections. At SES Broadband Services we have the infrastructure and expertise in place to bring broadband access to your customers, and also the commercial know-how and experience to help you implement your expansion plans and realize new revenue streams through satellite broadband. We reduce your investment in infrastructure and your time-to-market; our platform is very flexible and we can provide tailor-made solutions for eeducation, ehealth, efinance and egovernment projects. With our partners in Africa, SES Broadband Services is committed to bring broadband internet connectivity to everyone. Our innovative SES Broadband is designed to bring cost-effective internet access to households and businesses without a terrestrial broadband connection. We offer a proven service and state-of-the-art platform technology to our partners in Africa, including internet service providers, Telcos and mobile network operators, institutions, NGOs and governments. Your broadband connectivity grows with us We provide our partners with: Using our satellite broadband platform, you can extend your network beyond the existing terrestrial infrastructure to provide 100% coverage of broadband connectivity to reach rural communities, high-end residential market, SMEs and SOHOs located in remote areas. SES Broadband supports large deployments over an unlimited geographic area and can support triple play : voice over IP (VoIP) telephone and simultaneous digital satellite TV reception, in addition to internet access. State-of-the-art platform technologies Flexible infrastructure Extensive know-how in satellite broadband Easy-to-install end-user equipment Tailor-made solutions Flexible network design Built-in traffic shaping policies We help our partners to: Realize new revenue streams Reduce their CAPEX exposure Achieve the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Establish brand and service offering Achieve fast roll-out Deliver innovative service packages Deliver highest service quality Enabling social and economical development We enhance social and economic development by connecting people. Our network solutions also play an integral role in the social development of regions where it is a driving force within the economy. We bring internet access to remote rural facilities and communities, to support social SES Broadband for Communities via WiFi network Our platform meets the needs to connect entire residential or commercial communities to broadband internet via one single satellite dish. This innovative solution unites our successful interactive satellite broadband service with the WiFi last mile infrastructure. Your customers will enjoy fast development projects from government and NGOs, such as distance learning, farming, healthcare and financial transactions. Our network can provide effective communication between government, citizens and businesses in Africa. internet access by using standard end user equipment (standard WiFi modem). Whether you are a representative of a community or a WiFi network operator, we have the right solution for you. 4 Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa 5

4 SES Broadband is a satellite-based internet access service enabling data speeds of up to 10 Mbit/s. We provide a proven platform with reliable terminal equipment that is cost-effective and simple enough to be selfinstalled by the end user. Our service is compatible with the entire SES satellite fleet and is immediately available in Africa within the footprint of the following satellites: ASTRA 4A Sub-Saharan Africa Ku-band beam on 5 E orbital position NSS-12 East Africa Ku-band beam on 57 E orbital position High-speed internet platform Triple Play Service Provider VolP Interface TV/HDTV SES Broadband modem ASTRA 2B West Africa Ku-band beam on 28.2 E orbital position SES-4 West Africa Ku-band beam on 338 E orbital position SES Broadband Platform TV set-top box Ready for Triple Play Our SES Broadband equipment supports Triple Play connectivity for internet, Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and digital TV & radio reception from neighboring satellites all at the same time, all from one single satellite dish. Your customers can use their SES Broadband connection to make low-cost internet telephone calls, and our standard end user terminal includes a single ilnb for both internet and VoIP. The terminal can also be fitted with an optional multi-feed clamp and additional Quad LNB to receive hundreds of digital TV and radio channels from neighbouring satellites, which the customer can watch using a standard set-top box at the same time as the internet connection is used. Coverage maps are indicative and are subject to actual service assessment. indoor equipment End user terminal Service features Benefits Satellite antenna, typically cm Bi-directional satellite connection High speed broadband connection Receive and transmit ilnb Download speed up to 10 Mbit/s Always-on connectivity for internet and VoIP Satellite modem with plug-and-play Ethernet interface and IP bridge Upload speed up to 364 kbit/s Flat-rate monthly fee Optional multifeed clamp and Quad LNB for TV reception TCP enhancement for satellite transmission Low-cost end user terminal Point&Play installation tool (for Do-it-Yourself installation) Performance optimisation through selective content Simple to install and use Can be solar powered for full independence compression and fair usage policy No infrastructure investment required Pre-fetching for faster page loading Supports large end user populations 128-bit military-grade encryption 100% coverage and immediate availability SES Broadband modem Satellite dish Performance enhancing proxy 6 Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa Internet connectivity via satellite for Africa 7

5 Head office: SES Broadband Services Château de Betzdorf L-6815 Betzdorf Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Contact us: Tel For more information on our residential service, please visit For more information on our business applications, please visit

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