Staff number : >=250

Turnover : EUR 1862,5 million ( 2013)

Description of activities

SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 53 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under:

Main application domains

We offer a comprehensive portfolio of broadcast and broadband solutions for customers. SES broadcasts television and radio programmes directly to millions of homes in Europe, and provides internet access and network services to governments, large corporations, small- to medium-sized enterprises and individual households.

Products and services

Broadcast industry

  • Direct-to-home broadcast
  • Cable distribution
  • Ground services
  • Contribution links
  • Occasional use and SNG
  • Ka-band contribution

Telco & IP industry

Governments & Institutions

  • Satellite capacity (broadcast and point-to-point communications)
  • Network solutions
  • Hosted payloads
  • Shared satellite solutions
  • Satellite programmes (end-to-end, including support for frequency coordination)

  Tailored ground solutions

  • Uplink antennas
  • Backhaul antennas (including our exclusive multi-beam antenna)
  • DVB platforms
  • Specific VSAT networks
  • Ground infrastructure for SES’ strategic partner satellites (Satellite Control Center, TT&C antennas )
  • Turnkey communication services
  • Data download, processing, repatriation and dissemination systems


Satellite ground services

  • Tailored uplink services
  • Antenna hosting services
  • Equipment rack hosting services
  • Backhaul services
  • Ancillary ground connectivity
  • Satellite operations for SES’ strategic partners’ satellites

  Fast worldwide disaster relief communications

  • Immediate air shipment of inflatable communication ground terminals
  • Deployment of terminals and support equipment
  • Satellite connectivity
  • VoIP platform setup
  • Design, deployment and service provision

Customer references

  • Broadcast industry: Sky, Canal+, Viasat, Sogecable, Arqiva…
  • Telcos: Orange (Spain), Telecom Italia, Telefonica…
  • Space and satellite industry: Yahsat, Hellas Sat, VNPT, UPC…
  • Governments and institutions: ESA, European Union, DLR…

Trading area

Luxembourg, Greater Region, Europe, International

International locations

Greater Region, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia

Additional information

SES is headquartered in Betzdorf, Luxembourg, from where we conduct many functions such as spacecraft and payload operations, 24x7 technical assistance and corporate activities. In addition, satellite experts located in affiliate offices in key markets provide local support.

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

Technological/technical capabilities


Business sector(s)

  • Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Aeronautics and space
  • Media


Château de Betzdorf, L-6815 Betzdorf
Phone: +352 71 07 25 1
Fax: +352 71 07 25 57 5

R&D Contact

LOEILLET Christophe
Senior Project Manager, Special Projects
Phone: +352 71 07 25 69 8

  • Updated 29-06-2015