SES and UZ-SAT aim to bring enhanced connectivity to Uzbekistan

SES and UZ-SAT aim to bring enhanced connectivity to Uzbekistan

Satellite operator SES and UZ-SAT, the Republic of Uzbekistan’s national broadband satellite service provider, have announced plans to sign an agreement to deliver what are described as unparalleled connectivity services throughout Uzbekistan via the SES GEO satellite NSS-12.

Under this agreement, which aims to support mobile backhaul services across the nation, UZ-SAT will leverage SES’ reliable satellite communications to bridge the digital divide, particularly in remote and rural regions underserved by existing terrestrial networks.

The partners say that this initiative is set to drive digital inclusion, ensuring that even the most isolated communities benefit from robust and consistent connectivity.

But the agreement isn’t just about remote connectivity. In a country frequently impacted by natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods, it will also enhance Uzbekistan’s disaster resilience.

SES says its satellite technology will empower UZ-SAT to rapidly restore critical communication networks, ensuring uninterrupted service during emergencies and safeguarding essential communication infrastructure.

UZ-SAT provides fixed and mobile satellite services, expanding connectivity throughout Uzbekistan and supporting government initiatives and agencies to help bridge the digital divide. It also delivers corporate networks and networking solutions for banks, schools, hospitals, mobile vehicles, trains and aeroplanes, among other markets.

This isn't the only digital inclusion initiative involving SES lately. It comes only a month after we reported that Colombian connectivity service provider INRED and SES had announced a collaboration that is to use SES medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites to provide internet connectivity in the Colombian department (administrative division) of Amazonas.


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