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Extension of Satellite Backhaul Capacity for Pakistan

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European satellite operator, SES says that it has signed a multi year multi million dollar contract renewal with Pakistan's Supernet, for C band capacity on the SES NSS 12 satellite at the prime orbital location of 57 degrees East.

This satellite capacity provides GSM backhaul services to Pakistan's mobile operators.

The capacity is expected to further improve network coverage in Pakistan by providing voice and data signals to remote mountainous areas in the northern region and hard to reach southern regions.

Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES, said: "We have been working with Supernet since 2010 and are delighted to be able to support their growth, as the cellular industry continues to enjoy tremendous growth across Pakistan. Supernet will be able to benefit from the great location of NSS-12 to enable the delivery of voice and data to underserved markets and rural areas in the country."

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