SES expanding in Brazil with two new orbital slots

SES uplink antennaSatellite operator SES’s Brazilian subsidiary SES DTH do Brasil has secured frequency rights at two new orbital positions – 48° West and 64° West – following an auction organised by Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel. 

SES now has four years to make capacity available at 48° West and six years to make capacity available at 64°. At the 48° West position, SES will focus on multiple uses of fixed satellite services and will operate in C-, Ku- and Ka-bands.

The 64° West orbital position will be exclusively for direct-to-home use. The exploitation rights are valid for 15 years, renewable once for the same period. SES invested a total of BRL59.8 million (€19.7 million) in securing the new slots.