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SES was founded in 1985 as Europe’s first private satellite operator. It was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Luxembourg. In 2020, the group operated more than 70 satellites that supported broadcasting to over 1 billion TV viewers worldwide. Its satellites are used by 7 of the top 10 global telecom companies as well as companies from the airline, shipping, cruise and energy industries.

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#1 0.4 /2 #90


#1 0.0 /2 #121


#1 0.4 /2 #99


#1 0.5 /2 #108
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Ownership structure
5.79% The State of Luxembourg (11.58% voting rights), 5.44% Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat (Luxembourg state-owned bank) (10.88% voting rights), 5.44% Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (Luxembourg state-owned bank) (10.88% voting rights), remainder publicly listed
Fiscal year
Ends 31 December
Group revenue
US$2,143 million (FY2020)
Group employees
2,096 (FY2020)

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