Satellite Stories
Satellite Stories
Sep 11, 2022
SES Roundtable: Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic
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When the world came to a halt early 2020 due to the global pandemic, there were two big changes for the satellite industry:

Number one - the cruise and aviation industries came crashing to a halt. We were concerned for our customers. Knowing it could take years to rebuild economically, we wondered whether they’d survive such devastating consequences financially?

And number two - with more people working and staying at home than ever before, there was a surge in demands for more capacity, as well as faster and more reliable connectivity.

But it wasn’t all bad news. For some - the pandemic offered a chance to take stock, to pause, to refill, to renew and refresh. Like our aviation customers who used the opportunity to update satellite technology on their grounded aircraft.

On this episode of Satellite Stories we share a handful of the headlines captured during our recent Roundtable event, filmed in Luxembourg with market specialists based at our head office. 

What impact has the pandemic had on all segments in the satellite industry? And how has SES had to adapt to continue to serve customers’ changing needs?

You can watch the films in full on our website. Visit to find out more.

Satellite Stories podcast is presented by SES Senior Creative, Kristina Smith-Meyer.

Guest speakers include Bishwajit Gogoi, Deepu Pillai, Piia Kupari and Elisabeth Eberhardt.

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