September 17, 2018 – SES Announced that Satellite services and solutions provider Marlink has contracted SES Networks’ fibre-like connectivity to enable new low-latency services in its enterprise portfolio. With a highly differentiated range of satellite-based solutions, Marlink is expanding the options and value it offers to meet the evolving demands of its customers. The contract enables Marlink to leverage SES’ O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) constellation for big data applications that require fibre-like performance. With round-trip latencies below 150 milliseconds, the performance of MEO-enabled networks is equivalent to that of standard fibre connections, while also providing greater reach and faster deployment times. These high throughput services will complement Marlink’s existing portfolio of geostationary (GEO) services for utilities, renewable energy, oil and gas, civilian governments and other industries.