SES (News - Alert), a source of satellite communications services, recently won a contract from 2DAY Telecom, a VimpelCom subsidiary and a major provider of voice and data services throughout Kazakhstan.
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2DAY Telecom is currently expanding its reach to meet the growing needs of GSM backhaul services throughout Kazakhstan, and signed a long-term capacity agreement with SES . Under the agreement, 2Day will leverage SES’ NSS-12 satellite to deliver mobile communication services over challenging mountainous terrain in Kazakhstan.
NSS-12 will also be used to provide top quality telephone service to meet the country's growing GSM demands.
Mobile communication is one of the fastest growing sectors in Kazakhstan, but the rough terrain of the country poses a natural barrier to the expansion of telecom infrastructure of the country. Under the circumstances, satellite remains the only viable answer.
Using SES’ high powered satellites, 2DAY Telecom expects to expand its footprint throughout the country.
“SES is proud that 2DAY Telecom continues to rely on SES know-how and satellite capacity to provide vital communication services across the country,” said Norbert Holzle, Senior Vice President of SES. “Together, 2DAY Telecom and SES will connect the people of Kazakhstan regardless of where they live.”
“As mobile communications continues to be the one of the fastest growing sectors in Kazakhstan; satellite is being established as one of the most reliable forms of infrastructure that can overcome geographical barriers and provide extensive coverage,” said Viktor Gryban, CEO at 2DAY Telecom. “NSS-12's high-powered, dedicated beam provides excellent coverage over Kazakhstan, allowing us to expand our services into new regions within the country.”
The VimpelCom Group, 2DAY Telecom’s parent company, has a global presence in the voice and data services market, through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies its provides to Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Services are provided by VimpelCom subsidiaries, under the "Beeline" and "Kyivstar" brands.
Earlier this month, SES signed new contracts with the African telecommunications carrier, Gateway Communications Africa
, for capacity on its NSS-703 satellite at 313 degrees East and its NSS-5 and NSS-7 satellites at 340 degrees East.
Edited by Braden Becker