SES today announced that global satellite communications provider Pactel has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder deal on NSS-9 at 183 degrees East to ramp up its voice and data service offerings within the Pacific region.

The additional capacity will enable Pactel to offer enhanced satellite communications services to remote locations in the Pacific region, enabling hundreds of businesses access to fast and reliable internet connectivity and competitively priced voice calls.

Andrew Taylor, CEO, Pactel International, said, "Demand for connectivity in the Pacific region is growing rapidly, and we are pleased that we can rely on the global expertise of SES to provide reliable satellite capacity and offer flexible solutions."

"In the Pacific region, where satellite is the ideal infrastructure, we see how vital connectivity is for businesses. With Pactel as our trusted partner in the region, we are proud to be able to continue supporting their objectives in offering connectivity solutions across the islands," said Deepak Mathur, Senior Vice President Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES.