ETECSA and SES partner to enhance global connectivity

21 March 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


The Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba SA (ETECSA), Cuba’s national telecommunications operator, has partnered with SES Networks for satellite services to enhance its connectivity.

Steve Collar, CEO of SES Networks, said: “The opportunity to work with organisations such as ETECSA that are consistently looking for ways to bring more reliable connectivity to their people is incredibly rewarding. Our unique network capabilities and suite of managed services allows ETECSA to guarantee their customers’ access to the best satellite internet technology available.”

SES Networks will enhance ETECSA’s terrestrial infrastructure with its high-performance fibre-like medium earth orbit (MEO) capacity. Resulting in Cubans and visitors to Cuba having additional access to reliable and interrupted connectivity throughout the island.

“By working with SES Networks, we are ensuring that our customers across the main island will have a new way to access high-performing Internet at all times through this innovative satellite system. Our collaboration with SES Networks highlights ETECSA’s mission of providing telecommunications services that meet the current and future needs of Cuban citizens and our customers, as well as contributing to the country's socio-economic growth,” said Mayra Arevich Marín, executive president of ETECSA.

Marin was recently named as one of our 20 women to watch as part of Capacity’s 2018 Wholesale World report. To read the full listing please click here.

SES Networks recently partnered with mu Space, the Thailand-based space technology start-up, and Hughes Network Systems to deploy satellite-based broadband services to rural communities in Thailand. mu Space will deliver the new services by contracting capacity on SES satellites – SES-8 and SES-12 when it is launched and using the Jupiter system from Hughes Network Systems.