e& and SES join forces to deliver one-hop connectivity to Microsoft Azure

  • e&teleport extended from SmartHub data center to easily provide global reach and high quality services

  • Premium access/performance to Microsoft Azure services available to SES and Microsoft customers worldwide

LUXEMBOURG & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Carrier and Wholesale Services (C&WS) division of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) today announced its partnership with Microsoft and SES to host the SES O3b mPOWER and Microsoft Ground Station in Ras Al-Khaimah. The region’s first O3b mPOWER ground station will facilitate one-hop connectivity to the cloud from remote locations so customers can seamlessly optimize their global business operations. The partnership will also enable companies – regardless of location – to accelerate their digitization plans while unlocking more value for businesses.

This trio means that e& network services can be easily connected and extended through SES’s second-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation – O3b mPOWER – which aims to deliver high-speed connectivity services ranging from tens of megabits to several gigabits per second for a site. Single-hop connectivity to Azure Cloud and SES’s satellite network also enables simplicity, flexibility, but also minimizes network latency delays. The Ras Al Khaimah ground station is one of the first eight O3b mPOWER gateway sites that will support both customer data services and TTC (telemetry, tracking and control) control of the satellite system.

“SES’ O3b mPOWER satellite services will enhance cloud-based capacity to meet critical industry connectivity needs with greater resiliency and enable e&’s customer base users to benefit from application enablement cloud regardless of location,” said William Chappell, vice president of Azure. Global, Microsoft.

“This partnership is an important step in providing customers with the ability to optimize business operations in a flexible and agile way while accessing cloud connectivity from remote locations via satellites and leveraging e&’s global network. with spatial coverage. e& will capitalize on the success of the O3b mPOWER satellites to provide fiber-like connectivity to meet growing customer demands globally,” said Nabil Baccouche, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, e&.” Through this partnership, our global customers will have access to cloud-based services and platforms regardless of their location.”

John-Paul Hemingway, Chief Strategy & Product Officer of SES, said: “We live in exciting times as the extended relationship with e& will allow all three companies to take another step towards delivering high-performance, low-latency networking virtually anywhere. . their remote locations, customers around the world will be able to seamlessly access and experience cloud-based applications Our revolutionary O3b mPOWER system will deliver new levels of cloud-scale satellite connectivity, intelligent automation and managed services and will support digitization across a wide range of industries.”

About the SES constellation

O3b mPOWER is SES’s second-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) system and will operate in Medium Earth Orbit, approximately 8,000 km above the Earth’s surface. When fully operational in the first quarter of 2023, O3b mPOWER will deliver an unprecedented increase in flexibility, throughput speed and capacity, enabling the delivery of multiple gigabits per second of data services to customers in remote areas and underserved Middle East and Central Asia. and beyond.

About e& Teleport Installation

e& operates four teleport facilities, Tier4 certified, 50 antennas. The teleports are fully diversified and connected to other teleports from e& and SmartHub which is one of the main ICT hubs in the MEA region, making the teleport accessible from anywhere in the world and transforming it into a spatial extension of the world of telecommunications. The Etisalat Group has changed its brand identity to e&, effective February 23, 2022. Its strategy aims to accelerate growth through the creation of a resilient business model representing the main business pillars of the Group. The Telecoms business currently continues to operate under Etisalat UAE’s leadership in e&’s domestic market and through existing subsidiaries for international operations, preserving the Group’s rich telecoms heritage, strengthening the by maximizing value for the Group’s various customer segments. Developing digital services for individual customers to elevate their digital lifestyle, e&life brings next-generation technologies through smart connectivity platforms in entertainment, retail and finance technologies. To enable the digital transformation of governments, large enterprises and enterprises, e&enterprise is focused on maximizing value through its end-to-end solutions in cybersecurity, cloud, Internet of Things ( IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the deployment of mega projects. e& capital enables the Group to focus its efforts on driving new mergers and acquisitions while maximizing shareholder value and strengthening its global presence.

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e&, formerly known as Etisalat Group, is one of the world’s leading technology and investment conglomerates. With a consolidated net revenue of AED53.3 billion and a consolidated net profit of AED9.3 billion for 2021, its high credit ratings reflect the company’s strong balance sheet and proven performance at long term.

Founded in Abu Dhabi more than four decades ago as the first telecommunications company in the United Arab Emirates, the group now operates in 16 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

e& delivers innovative digital solutions, smart connectivity and next-generation technologies to a variety of customer segments through its four business pillars: Telecom, e& life, e& enterprise and e& capital.

About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver incredible experiences anywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As a global leader in content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit satellite constellation offering a unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the world-proven low-latency O3b Medium Earth Orbit system. trade. By leveraging a large, intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner for leading enterprises. telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’ video network carries approximately 8,000 channels and has an unrivaled reach of 366 million homes, providing managed media services for linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on the Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com.

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SES External Communications
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e& Corporate Communications
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