Polkomtel Uses SES Astra

Polkomtel will use SES Astra's satellite-based broadband Internet service and combine it with the wireless Internet service iPlus

March 31, 2006

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BETZDORF, Luxembourg and WARSAW, Poland -- SES ASTRA, an SES GLOBAL company (PINK SHEETS:SGBAF) (EURONEXT:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), has signed an agreement with the leading Polish mobile phone operator Polkomtel for delivering a broadband Internet access service to the subscribers of Polkomtel`s mobile phone network Plus GSM. With the agreement, Polkomtel will use SES ASTRA`s satellite-based broadband Internet service and combine it with Polkomtel`s existing wireless Internet service iPlus. The necessary end-user equipment for the highspeed service includes a satellite dish pointed to ASTRA`s orbital position 23.5(degree) East and a satellite modem connected to a Personal Computer. The offer also allows iPlus highspeed subscribers with a suitable equipment to receive hundreds of digital TV and radio channels transmitted by the ASTRA satellite system from ASTRA's prime orbital position at 19.2(degree) East.

"With this agreement, SES ASTRA is reinforcing its position in the important Polish market while underlining the important role that satellite can play in the broadband area," said Alexander Oudendijk, Chief Commercial Officer of SES ASTRA. "We are proud that Polkomtel, one of the most important telecom players in Poland, relies on ASTRA satellites to develop innovative broadband Internet solutions for its customers."

"Our agreement with SES ASTRA will allow us to offer subscribers download data at extremely high download speeds virtually anywhere in Poland, thanks to the broad coverage of the ASTRA satellites," says Miroslaw Bielicki, Vice President Market Development of Polkomtel. "In the near future, subscribers will be able to access a new world of multimedia contents, interactive satellite television and Video-on-Demand services."

SES Astra

Polkomtel SA

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