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SES is the world's leading satellite operator. We connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.
Satellite Stories host Kristina Smith-Meyer discusses what matters most to our customers and hears how the services SES provide really make a difference.
For more information about what we do, visit SES.com.

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SES is the world's leading satellite operator. We connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.
Satellite Stories host Kristina Smith-Meyer discusses what matters most to our customers and hears how the services SES provide really make a difference.
For more information about what we do, visit SES.com.

    Ethiosat Part I: Empowering Ethiopians with the HD quality and content they deserve

    Ethiosat Part I: Empowering Ethiopians with the HD quality and content they deserve

    One local TV channel, and at low unreliable inconsistent quality - that was the choice for Ethiopians for years. Now with a new specially created platform - Ethiosat is finally enabling local broadcasters to deliver locally produced and focused content, at HD quality to viewers nationwide.

    In this episode of Satellite Stories, SES host Kristina Smith-Meyer travels to Addis Ababa to meet local broadcasters, members of the Ethiopian Broadcast Association, trainers empowering local satellite dish installers with the skills they need, and hear first-hand how ordinary Ethiopians are finding work on and off-screen. Listen in and find our how the Ethiosat platform was rolled out across the country.

    For more about what we do, visit SES.com

    • 21 min
    O3b mPOWER: Cruise & Maritime

    O3b mPOWER: Cruise & Maritime

    Keeping cargo crew and cruise passengers connected has become a given, not a luxury. Whether considering the welfare of officers out at sea for months and months, or holidaymakers wanting to share their photos with friends and family back home - SES is committed to developing cutting-edge solutions for connectivity aboard.
    So why does SES think MEO is the right path for its maritime customers? And how will O3b mPOWER help the team up their game?
    Kristina Smith-Meyer hears from our VP of the maritime segment at SES, Gregory Martin.

    • 19 min
    O3b mPOWER: Technology

    O3b mPOWER: Technology

    What does O3b stand for? Why is SES investing in MEO over LEO? And what inspired the engineering and technical development behind SES’s upcoming project - O3b mPOWER?
    Stewart Sanders, Executive Vice President of Technology and O3b mPOWER Programme Manager, joins Kristina Smith-Meyer on another episode of Satellite Stories podcast.

    • 19 min
    O3b mPOWER: Governments

    O3b mPOWER: Governments

    From analysing firefighters health data, to communicating on the front lines in conflict zones, to managing a complex election process in land-locked Burkino Faso. Satellites deliver the real time data essential to government operations.  So, this time we look at how O3b is being used by governments across the world, and why SES’s new MEO offering, O3b mPOWER, will offer government customers even more flexibility - on private and public networks - when it comes to staying connected.
    Features Jack Deasy - former US diplomat and now VP of market segment solutions at SES; and John Atkinson - retired colonel with the US army, and now Director of Business Development at SES. Presented by Kristina Smith-Meyer.

    • 28 min
    O3b mPOWER: Oil Rigs & The Energy Sector

    O3b mPOWER: Oil Rigs & The Energy Sector

    LEO, MEO, GEO and soon O3b mPOWER… Continuing our mini series on O3b mPOWER, today we meet Morten Hansen, VP of Commercial Maritime & Energy Sales at SES.
    From Skyping on a ship in Brazil, to dangling from a helicopter basket above the Norwegian Sea…Morten’s conversation with Satellite Stories’ host Kristina Smith-Meyer looks at how O3b is used by maritime businesses today and an insight into working out at sea on oil rigs, drilling platforms and vessels.

    • 18 min
    O3b mPOWER: Cloud Based Partnerships

    O3b mPOWER: Cloud Based Partnerships

    From Microsoft to IBM Global Services to Amazon and Netflix…the importance of offering reliable and secure public and private cloud based services is something SES is continuing to build upon.
    On this episode of Satellite Stories, we discuss why global strategic partnerships are key for growing our cloud-based service offerings - and why more of the services end users are relying upon are based on this mysterious thing called ‘the cloud’.
    Kristina Smith-Meyer is joined by Sergy Mummert, Senior VP of Global Cloud and Strategic Partnerships at SES, based in the USA. For more about what we do, visit SES.com.

    • 16 min

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