SES Networks and PNG DataCo Restore Connectivity to Earthquake-Stricken Papua New Guinea
Mobile networks and broadband internet access for corporate and consumer customers operated by PNG DataCo have been restored by SES Networks following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck near the town of Bulolo, Papua New Guinea in the early morning hours of 7 May 2019, SES announced today.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190512005004/en/
SES Networks and PNG DataCo restore connectivity to Earthquake-stricken Papua New Guinea (Photo: Business Wire)
Connectivity for DataCo customers was disrupted due to damage caused to critical nodes of terrestrial and subsea transmission infrastructures between Port Moresby and Madang following the earthquake. Contingency teams from SES Networks used an additional O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) beam to deliver an extra 1.5 Gbps of low-latency IP Transit service to ease network congestion on DataCo’s damaged primary link. The additional bandwidth was made available within hours of receiving a request from DataCo.
“Together with DataCo, we are glad that connectivity has been restored swiftly to enable communications and critical disaster recovery services in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake,” said Imran Malik Khan, Vice President, Global Fixed Data Sales of SES Networks. “We recognise the importance of communications services in the event of natural disasters to facilitate quicker information transfer between families and communities, as well as to coordinate recovery and search-and-rescue operations. Our thoughts are with the affected communities, and we offer our well wishes.”
“It is our duty to provide the essential communications links for our customers to connect with their loved ones and facilitate critical business and operational activities,” said Paul Komboi, Managing Director of DataCo. “We are glad that SES’s O3b MEO satellites has provided us and our customers with a reliable, high-throughput and low-latency solution in our time of need. The fact that connectivity services were restored in the shortest possible time at critical areas where our primary linkages were down has helped the local communities, businesses and organisations greatly.”
Follow us on:
SES is the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 351 million TV homes, through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV networks globally. The SES Video portfolio includes MX1, a leading media service provider offering a full suite of innovative services for both linear and digital distribution, and the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES Networks provides global managed data services, connecting people in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. The SES Networks portfolio includes GovSat, a 50/50 public-private partnership between SES and the Luxembourg government, and O3b, the only non-geostationary system delivering fibre-like broadband services today. Further information is available at: www.ses.com
Tel. +352 710 725 500
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Andersen Global Expands Presence in Qatar2.6.2020 15:30:00 CEST | Press release
Andersen Global announced its collaboration with Doha-based tax firm MS Partner, adding depth to the organization’s presence in Qatar and expanding its global platform. MS Partner was founded in 2018 and includes two Partners and more than 10 professionals that specialize in providing tax services to a variety of international clients including individuals and companies – both private and public. MS Partner’s Chairman His Excellency Shaikh Sultan Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani is a prominent business leader in the State of Qatar. “We value our clients and people, and maintain the highest of professional standards,” said Office Managing Director Manikandan Rajan. “We’ve watched Andersen Global grow regionally as well as globally, and the organization has set the standard for providing clients with best-in-class service in an independent and seamless manner. We look forward to working closely with our fellow collaborating firm in Doha, Al-Khalifa Law, as well as all the collaborating f
Pegasus Development AG: Pegasus Present Its New Brand Pegastril - Nuevo2.6.2020 15:06:00 CEST | Press release
The coronavirus pandemic harbours the potential for enormous growth in specific industries. To that end, however, it's important to identify which markets will be dominant in the future. One of the key growth sectors is the production and distribution of disinfectants and associated technologies. Regardless of whether a cure for, or vaccine against, COVID-19 is developed, protection against viruses and bacteria has become incredibly important across the globe and will continue to be a concern going forward. This was one of the reasons why Pegasus Development AG decided to partner with the British disinfectant manufacturer Nuevo. One of the decisive factors choosing Nuevo was its highly competitive product, which is free from alcohol, animal products, perfume, essential oils or dyes. Furthermore, the product has already been tested according to the highest stipulations of the European standard EN 1276, is manufactured according to the latest regulations of the European Biocides Directiv
Re-Vana Therapeutics Raises $3.25 Million in Pre-Series A Financing2.6.2020 15:00:00 CEST | Press release
Re-Vana Therapeutics Ltd, a privately-held specialty therapeutic and drug delivery company developing sustained-release therapeutics for significant sight-threatening ocular diseases, today announced that it has closed $3.25 million in pre-series A financing. The pre-series A round was oversubscribed by more than $1 million and closed in two tranches. The first tranche of $2.08 million was led by ExSight Ventures, with participation from InFocus Capital Partners and existing U.K. investors, including TechStart Ventures, Clarendon Fund Managers and Qubis Ltd. Visionary Ventures led the second closing round of $1.17 million, with additional investment from existing investors. With the second closing, Re-Vana became the first company in which all three specialized U.S. ophthalmic funds have invested in the same company. The proceeds will advance proof-of-concept development for Re-Vana’s proprietary photocrosslinked EyeLief™ and OcuLief™ biodegradable technologies for the delivery of biol
PVH Corp. Announces Leadership Update at Tommy Hilfiger and PVH Europe2.6.2020 15:00:00 CEST | Press release
PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), owner of a portfolio of iconic brands including TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, announced today that Daniel Grieder is stepping down from his role of Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global & PVH Europe after 23 years in various management roles within the organization, and will be leaving the company to pursue other interests. Martijn Hagman will succeed Grieder and become the new Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global & PVH Europe, effective June 2, 2020. Hagman is currently Chief Operating Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global & PVH Europe and Chief Financial Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global, overseeing operations, finance, digital business transformation, technology, business development and the Tommy Hilfiger global sustainability program. He is a 12-year veteran of the Tommy Hilfiger leadership team and has been instrumental in Tommy Hilfiger’s impressive global expansion and the strategy that has led to PVH Europe’s consistent year-over-year growth.
Exosite Licenses IoT Technology to West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.2.6.2020 14:55:00 CEST | Press release
Exosite LLC, a leading provider in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, today announced that it has licensed use of certain software technology and solutions to West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration. West will utilize Exosite’s IoT technology to support and accelerate its digital transformation initiatives. The two organizations will also collaborate on a Digital Technology Center for West in Taiwan that is scheduled to open in June 2020. A proven leader in IoT, Exosite is an enterprise software provider that enables the world’s leading manufacturers with IoT technology and solutions that accelerate connected-product development and support a digital strategy for long-term success. Exosite’s technologies have been validated in highly regulated markets similar to West’s and deployed in a variety of public and private cloud environments. These proven technologies help companies like West prov
Fluence Expands PhysioSpec™ Spectra Offering on VYPR Series for Global Greenhouse Cultivators2.6.2020 14:30:00 CEST | Press release
Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and agriculture production, announced today the launch of four additional spectra on its VYPR top light series, featuring market-leading efficacies up to 3.8 µmol/J. From broad white to high red, Fluence’s extended PhysioSpec™ spectra enable growers to optimize lighting strategies for any crop in any growth stage or geographic location. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200602005365/en/ With expanded PhysioSpec™ spectra, the VYPR top light series offers higher efficacies (up to 3.8 µmol/J) and higher photosynthetic photon flux (up to 2330 µmol/s) per fixture over comparable lighting technologies. (Photo courtesy of Fluence by OSRAM) (Photo: Business Wire) “In our relentless pursuit of innovative lighting solutions for crop cultivation, we’ve conducted in-depth research on plant response under