SES and Nawras Sign Capacity Contract to Serve Rural Areas in Oman

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Nawras, one of the largest wireless operators in Oman, has signed a capacity agreement on the NSS-6 satellite.

The capacity will allow Nawras to provide services such as high quality GSM backhaul and broadband across the Sultanate, including rural areas. Nawras is an integrated services telecommunications operator serving about two million customers throughout Oman.

NSS-6 is located at the 95 degrees East orbital position. The spacecraft's high-performance Ku-band beam is specifically devised to support key telecom infrastructure, enterprise and broadband networks across several regions, including the Middle East.

Wolfgang Wemhoff, CTO at Nawras, said, "Satellite is an important component in our network, as it caters for voice and Internet services in hard to reach locations. We have a trusted partner in SES, where we are assured of a robust and reliable service and the best technical solution, as well as a dedicated local team which understands the dynamics and specific requirements of our business here in Oman."

"We are very pleased that Nawras has selected SES as a partner to provide connectivity to rural areas of Oman," said Hussein Oteifa, General Manager Middle East at SES. "SES's satellites allow reliable connectivity, even across challenging geographical terrains, and we are delighted to deliver these best-in-class satellite services locally. Our local SES team worked closely with Nawras to ensure the solution meets their specific needs and technical requirements".

For further information please contact:

Markus Payer
SES Communications
Tel : +352 710 725 500
Markus.Payer@ses.com

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