Timor Telecom Enhances International Voice Connections in Timor-Leste Through SES Networks

Timor Telecom leverages synergies between SES’s GEO and O3b MEO
satellite networks to fulfill residents’ wide-ranging connectivity needs

LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Timor Telecom (TT), the largest telecommunications operator in
Timor-Leste, has expanded its partnership with SES Networks to enable
international voice traffic between Timor-Leste and the rest of the
world, SES announced today.

Under the new agreement, TT will contract capacity on the high-powered
NSS-12 geostationary earth orbit (GEO) satellite to establish a
point-to-point link connecting Dili, Timor with Sintra, Portugal.

Today, residents of Timor-Leste benefit from high speed 4G/LTE mobile
data and broadband services provided by TT, which are powered by SES’s
O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite network. With its capacity uptake
on NSS-12, TT will broaden its suite of services with the carriage of
international voice traffic between Timor-Leste and the rest of the
world. This enables TT to continue empowering local communities with
superior services and to meet all the communications needs of
Timor-Leste citizens.

Manuel Capitão Amaro, CEO at Timor Telecom, said, “We see SES Networks
as a one-stop-shop solution provider where we can also tap into the SES
GEO fleet to deliver more enhanced services to the people of
Timor-Leste. Since 2014, SES Networks has been our steadfast partner and
key enabler in delivering fibre-like high-performance connectivity that
is on par with terrestrial service. With the MEO fleet’s unmatched
low-latency capabilities, we have been able to deliver dramatically
improved mobile data and broadband services throughout the country.”

Imran Malik, Vice President, Fixed Data, Asia-Pacific at SES Networks,
said, “We are pleased that Timor Telecom recognises the synergies
between our GEO and MEO satellites and are leveraging them to deliver a
diverse range of data services to Timor-Leste’s local communities. Our
partnership with TT has grown from strength to strength through the
years. We are proud to have TT’s continued trust in our capabilities as
they evolve their service offerings to fulfill ever-growing connectivity
needs from the population.”

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