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SES Receives Approval from GSA to Sell O3b Services

Tuesday, July 29, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Randall Barney
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MCLEAN, VA, July 28, 2014 -- Global satellite solutions provider SES Government
Solutions (SES GS) received General Services Administration (GSA) approval to
offer O3b services on their GSA Schedule as of July 8, 2014. This allows SES GS
to be the first distribution partner to offer O3b capability directly to the U.S.
Government.

U.S. Government agencies can now purchase O3b bandwidth, whole beams,
gateway IP connectivity, modems, and ground and maritime terminals using the
Special Item Numbers (SINs) 132-8, 132-54 and 132-55. Additionally, O3b products
and capacity will be available for Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition
(FCSA), which is a joint initiative by the U.S. General Services Administration
(GSA) and the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).This is the largest,
most commonly used SATCOM acquisition vehicle in the U.S. Government and it
provides direct access to products and services for more than 5,000 certified
industry players. Vendors undergo a strict application process, which includes
negotiations on fair and reasonable pricing.

GSA’s approval coincides with the successful launch of O3b’s four satellites on
Thursday, July 10, 2014, with another four scheduled for launch early next year.
The O3b network of satellites will allow for satellite capabilities with the speed of
fiber, providing U.S. government customers with low latency and high bandwidth
connectivity. - Read More>>

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