SES and Shevon to Boost African Mining Connectivity

Press release republished from SES's website

Source: SES

According to a press release by SES, the company will provide high-speed satellite-based connectivity services to a leading African mining company based in the DRC as part of a new agreement between Shevon and SES.

Per the two-year agreement detailed in the press release, Shevon will provide for the first time SES’s O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) high-throughput and low-latency connectivity services, enabling the DRC mining company to implement new services and applications that will improve workers’ safety, digitalise operations and maximise profitability through increased agility and automation. The new agreement reflects the strength and success of the existing long-term partnership between the two companies. 

Craig Jennings, CEO of Shevon, said, “SES has been providing us geostationary satellite capacity for years, and it has served us well. However, in recent years, the energy sector in this region has been growing and developing, where the demand for reliable, high-throughput and low-latency services is more critical than ever. We are excited about our first MEO contract with SES and how the low-latency services will transform our business.”

Caroline Kamaitha, Vice President of Sales Africa at SES, said, “Digitalisation is helping the mining industry to evolve. High-throughput, low-latency connectivity and native integration with cloud platforms enable a new generation of more profitable operators, who can also boast high levels of oversight and compliance over their remote sites. At SES, we are proud to be helping to spearhead this change through our O3b MEO network – and our upcoming O3b mPOWER service.” 

For further information, please contact Suzanne Ong, SES External Communications Officer.

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