SES will be providing Russian mobile operator JSC VimpelCom with additional satellite capacity from its NSS-9 satellite for the next three years. VimpelCom will use the new capacity to optimize their 3G networks and deliver high-quality data services to corporate clients in the Kamchatka, Magadan, and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky regions in eastern Russia.
VimpelCom is one of the biggest mobile operators in Russia. It leverages satellite capacity to link together the nodes of its transmission network in harsh and remote regions that lack terrestrial infrastructure.
The NSS-9 satellite' comprehensive coverage over Russia allows SES to support VimpelCom as the latter expands its 3G networks and extends data services to customers in the Russian Far East and East Siberia.
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