Maritime satellite capacity provider SES is entering a phase of strategic transformation that will boost services to cruise ships
This strategic programme comes as SES claimed it provides satellite communications to four of the top five cruise ship operators from its constellations.
SES’ strategic transformation will include separating its Networks business within its organisation so the division can secure external capital to accelerate growth, enabling it to increase its satellite communications services to maritime users.
SES will refocus its satellite capacity to core markets, including cruise shipping and realign its resources to support this. In its strategic transformation, SES will consolidate and reorganise functions to reflect any changes in business scope and structure.
SES will continue to develop innovative customer solutions, including cloud-based services and applications. “Our vision is content and connectivity everywhere, and we are positioning SES to realise this vision and deliver growth in fast-changing markets,” said SES chief executive Steve Collar.
“This next phase of our strategic transformation is designed to ensure we prepare SES for an exciting future while delivering on our commitments to the market today,” he explained.
“In so doing, we will make SES a simpler organisation to do business with and deliver substantial value to all of our stakeholders.”
SES is expanding its constellation of geostationary satellites with a new unit, SES-17, in 2021.
It is also increasing capacity from its medium Earth orbit O3b constellation with new satellites. These O3b mPower satellites are scheduled to be launched in 2021 by SpaceX and will boost capacity available to cruise ships.