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SES and AXESS Networks (AXESS) are accelerating the digital transition of the mining industry with SES’s second-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system O3b mPOWER.

Under this multi-year, multi-million agreement, the mining sector users will benefit from the cutting-edge low-latency Onshore Energy & Mining mPOWERED connectivity service. This service provides the highest throughput available from a satellite system and delivers dedicated and carrier-grade networks to AXESS’s customers reliably, regardless of their remote locations.

Simon GattySaunt, Vice President of Networks Sales, Europe, at SES, said, “Transition towards smart mining is already turbocharging profits and revolutionizing industry’s environmental and societal impact. We are proud of the success our partnership with AXESS has already had in facilitating this change, thanks to our multi-orbit GEO and MEO network, and are excited to further accelerate it with the O3b mPOWER service.”

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SES’s O3b mPOWER can deliver multiple gigabits per second per site, enabling AXESS’s customers to accelerate the digitalization of their operations and sites globally. This boosts profitability through access to new applications and efficiency as well as improves staff safety and welfare.

Bringing the cloud closer to the end customers, edge computing is also enabled to support the use of 5G and IoT in the mining industry.

Guido Neumann, President of AXESS EMEA said, “This agreement builds on a long and successful relationship with SES, which has helped us to provide our customers with the best-in-class, reliable and resilient connectivity for their operations. As we are seeing a considerable uptake in demand for carrier-grade solutions globally, but especially in the EMEA and APAC region, we are honored to play an active role in scaling the digital transition in the mining sector through introducing O3b mPOWER and the Onshore Energy & Mining mPOWERED service.”

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