New Skies Satellites N.V. (AEX,
NYSE: NSK), the global satellite communications company, announced today
that two major European telecommunication companies, Telenor and CPR Marconi
(part of Portugal Telecom Group), have signed on for voice and data services
over New Skies’ upcoming NSS-7 Atlantic Ocean region satellite.

In addition, the Albanian Internet service provider Albanian Business
Communications (ABCom) also will join the established IP and telecom
neighborhood on the new NSS-7 spacecraft.

“The launch of NSS-7 on April 16 will add incremental capacity where our
customers need it, allowing us to fulfill the service requirements of
innovative companies such as CPR Marconi, Telenor and ABCom,” said Howard
Farr, New Skies’ vice president of sales for Europe. “We want to be a part
of their future business plans and NSS-7 will ensure we have the resources
to support them.”

NSS-7, New Skies’ first new spacecraft since the company’s creation in 1998
and The Netherlands’ first communications satellite ever, is scheduled for
launch from the European spaceport in French Guiana on Tuesday, April 16, at
approximately 10:53 P.M. Greenwich Mean Time. The satellite has been
designed to replace the NSS-803 and NSS-K satellites at 338.5 degrees East
longitude, combining the existing television and Internet services on NSS-K
with the substantial video and data traffic on NSS-803.

Prior to NSS-7’s launch and service commencement, both CPR Marconi and
Telenor will use the NSS-803 satellite. CPR Marconi, a current New Skies
customer, is increasing their capacity with the company to support the
continued delivery of telephony services throughout Portugal and the Azores
Islands over NSS-7.

Telenor is a new customer that will create a Very Small Aperture Terminal
(VSAT) network for the delivery of fixed data and telephony services
throughout Africa and Latin America. To establish the new VSAT network,
Telenor will point a 16-meter antenna, located at their Nittedal Earth
Station north of Oslo, at New Skies’ 338.5 degrees East orbital position.

Using New Skies’ IPsys® Internet services and NSS-7’s high-power Ku-band
coverage beams, ABCom will link directly into the U.S. Internet backbone
through New Skies’ Washington Mediaport. The service has already begun on
the NSS-K satellite.

The NSS-7 design is based on Lockheed Martin’s A2100AX platform and boasts a
communications payload consisting of nearly 3,500 MHz of capacity. The
bandwidth is spread over 36 C-band and 36 Ku-band transponders in 11
high-powered coverage beams, which are focused on key developed and emerging
markets throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. The extensive switching
capability between beams and between frequency bands offers enhanced
connectivity between regions and makes it possible to tailor capacity to
match current Internet and video traffic patterns in the Atlantic Ocean
Region. NSS-7’s high downlink power levels also will enable the use of
smaller, more efficient receive systems for the delivery of Internet and
data services.

About New Skies Satellites

New Skies Satellites (AEX, NYSE: NSK) is one of only four fixed satellite
communications companies with truly global satellite coverage, offering
video, voice, data and Internet communications services to a range of
telecommunications carriers, broadcasters, large corporations and Internet
service providers around the world. New Skies has five satellites in
geosynchronous orbit and ground facilities around the world. In addition to
NSS-7, the company also has two new spacecraft under construction, which are
planned to serve the Americas and Asia. In line with its growth strategy,
the company has secured certain rights to make use of four additional
orbital positions. New Skies is headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands,
and has offices in London, Johannesburg, New Delhi, São Paulo, Singapore,
Sydney and Washington, D.C. Additional information is available at

Additional information is available at or please

Jeff Bothwell, New Skies Satellites

Tel: +31 70 306 4239 Mobile + 31 6 11 31 01 83