November 19, 2021 – Residents of two remote Kazakhstan villages can now benefit from unprecedented Internet speeds via satellite-enabled Wi-Fi, through a network set up for 30 days by the leading global content connectivity solutions provider SES. The demo is implemented in cooperation with the Republican Center for Space Communications (RCSC), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry and AsiaNetCom, a Kazakhstan-based connectivity provider. During the demonstration, the companies have achieved 380Mbps downlink and 120Mbps uplink via SES’s O3b satellite constellation, the highest speed ever recorded in Kazakhstan via satellite. The demo is done in the framework of the country’s national project called ‘Technological breakthrough via digitalisation, science and innovation’, that aims to bridge the digital divide and bring the benefits of high-performance communication networks for healthcare, businesses, local administrations, education and more. As part of the collaboration agreement between SES and RCSC signed earlier this year, the test demonstrates the benefits of SES’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) networks and its upcoming second-generation O3b mPOWER communications system. The current demo network is leveraging SES’s first-generation O3b satellites to connect an RCSC teleport located in Kokterek with the villages of Akterek and Beriktas for high-speed Internet access.