February 20, 2019 – CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, signed a substantial lease contract for satellite capacity with its strategic partner SES Networks. The capacity is secured on the recently launched satellite SES-12, which is one of the largest geostationary satellites that SES has ever procured. The satellite carries six wide beams and 72 high-throughput spotbeams serving regions from Middle East to the Asia-Pacific. The coverage reaches from Cyprus in the West to Japan in the East, and South to Australia and North to Russia. Its excellent coverage enables CETel to provide optimized solutions from its own communications hub located in the UAE. The customized services can be delivered via hub-based or hub-less technology according to the specific requirements of CETel’s customers. Currently, CETel operates and manages more than 500 MHz on 15 satellites, as well as several O3b/MEO sites, delivering connectivity into more than 50 countries world-wide. Blending the powerful SES-12 capacity into the portfolio will result in even more efficient satellite communications solutions. The satellite is planned to become operational during Q1 2019.