Due for launch first quarter 2009, W2A will offer Ku-band capacity for video, broadband and telecommunications services in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and C-band capacity for services across Africa. It will also carry an S-band payload enabling the delivery, for the first time, of mobile multimedia broadcast services (mobile TV, digital radio, …) directly onto user terminals over key markets in western Europe. The Ku-band payload will be connected to a fixed widebeam over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, providing capacity for business networks and broadcasting services. A second fixed beam will serve southern Africa and Indian Ocean islands. The C-band mission will provide pan-African coverage for broadband and telecommunications services. The state-of-the-art S-band payload at 2.2 GHz will initiate the building of a hybrid infrastructure over Europe, combining satellite and terrestrial networks, providing both universal coverage and indoor penetration for Mobile TV services. W2A’s S-band payload will also enable other communications services, such as security communications or crisis management.