Solomon Telekom seals deal with SES World Skies

4 Nov 2009

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES World Skies has announced that Solomon Telekom has signed an agreement for satellite capacity to extend its broadband services across the island nation. As part of the multi-year, multi-million dollar deal, SES will provide half a transponder aboard its NSS-9 satellite to enable Solomon Telekom to significantly increase internet and wireless access throughout the Melanesian country of approximately 520,000 people. Expanded internet service, set to start on 1 January 2010, will be deployed over the spacecraft’s West Hemi beam carrying access speeds up to 30Mbps between Australia and the Solomon Islands capital city of Honiara. ‘Strong demand for broadband and wireless is growing across the Solomon Islands,’ said Loyley Ngira, CEO of Solomon Telekom. ‘SES World Skies, with its deep expertise, premium service and reliable satellites, is enabling us to spur economic growth by delivering the latest communications capabilities to businesses and people across our developing island nation.’

Solomon Islands, Solomon Telekom (Our Telekom)