Eutelsat, SES sell Solaris Mobile to Echostar

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 07-01-2014

Eutelsat Communications and SES have completed the sale to EchoStar Corp of Solaris Mobile Ltd, a jointly-owned company based in Dublin, set up to develop next-generation mobile satellite services (MSS).

Solaris Mobile is one of the European Union licensees of mobile satellite services with a complementary ground component (S band).

With its operator experience of the S-band environment and business potential, Echostar is positioned to ensure the continuing development of MSS across the European Union.

The terms of the sale have not been disclosed.