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SES ASTRA Signs Agreement With Deutsche Telekom For Distribution of ASTRA2CONNECT In Germany
1 April 2008

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has signed another important framework contract for the marketing of its satellite based two-way broadband service ASTRA2Connect in Germany with Deutsche Telekom. The commercial roll-out to end-users will start in 2008. In co-operation with the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Deutsche Telekom AG has already started the service as a pilot project in two German communities without terrestrial broadband access.

“The agreement with Deutsche Telekom accelerates the distribution of ASTRA2Connect in Germany, one of Europe’s key markets,” said Alexander Oudendijk, Chief Commercial Officer of SES ASTRA. “We are extremely proud to have signed with a partner as significant as Deutsche Telekom and are confident that ASTRA2Connect will offer a highly attractive solution for households where terrestrial high-speed internet is not available.”

With four distribution partners in Germany alone, the roll-out of ASTRA2Connect continues to be extremely successful. Since its launch in April 2007, SES ASTRA has closed distribution contracts for ASTRA2Connect in seven European countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, France, Italy, and Poland.

ASTRA2Connect is a fully satellite-based solution for broadband access that delivers dual- and triple-play services via wholesalers and internet service providers to the residential market (dualplay: broadband internet and telephony; tripleplay: broadband internet, telephony and TV). The innovative infrastructure offers a very reliable, always-on, two-way broadband internet access for flat service fees. The customer premises equipment – a modem and a satellite dish – is low cost and delivered with a tool for easy self-installation. ASTRA2Connect offers a unique possibility for households in regions without terrestrial broadband connection to access broadband services.

(Source: SES ASTRA)