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Accordo con Vivacom per distribuire il servizio satellitare Tooway™ in Bulgaria

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Eutelsat inks distribution agreement with Vivacom for its Tooway™ satellite broadband service in Bulgaria

Paris, Sofia, 29 September 2011

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe’s leading satellite operator, today announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic subsidiary and VIVACOM to provide the new generation Tooway™ satellite broadband service in Bulgaria. VIVACOM, Bulgaria’s leading telecommunications service provider, will use the Tooway™ service, delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite, to provide high-speed broadband services to residential and enterprise users beyond range of terrestrial networks.
With download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps, Tooway™ satellite broadband will bring fast and reliable Internet access for VIVACOM customers. Almost one million Bulgarian households, that are mainly located in rural and suburban areas, are still beyond reach of fixed terrestrial or wireless networks, underscoring the potential of satellite broadband in VIVACOM’s home market. VIVACOM is launching the service at prices starting from BGN 39 (19.90€) per month.
“The Tooway™ satellite broadband service is the latest addition to our wide portfolio of communications solutions”, said Simeon Donev, Director Products and Services of VIVACOM. “Its launch positions VIVACOM as the first ISP on the Bulgarian market with 100% national coverage, making it possible to extend broadband availability to users in areas with limited telecommunications infrastructure. This is a real breakthrough for the Internet landscape for Bulgaria.”
“Tooway™ is coming into its own as the ideal satellite broadband service to complement terrestrial broadband, and we are delighted that its performance and potential have been recognised by VIVACOM, the leader in Bulgaria for developing modern telecommunications services,” added Arduino Patacchini, CEO of Skylogic. “Tooway™ brings high speed Internet access to users beyond the digital divide and it is in this spirit that we look forward to working closely with VIVACOM so that broadband for all can be a reality in Bulgaria.”

The Tooway™ solution consists of a small satellite dish and a modem connected to the PC via Ethernet, giving customers Internet access with no need for a landline. The service is delivered via Eutelsat’s innovative KA-SAT satellite, which entered commercial service in May 2011. With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT ranks as the world’s most powerful spacecraft and, as Europe’s first High-Throughput Satellite (HTS), is bringing a new era of competitively-priced, satellite-delivered services for homes and small businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The satellite forms the cornerstone of a new infrastructure which includes eight main satellite gateways across Europe connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.

Accordo con Eser Telekom per distribuire il servizio Tooway™ in Turchia

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Eutelsat and Eser Telekom announce agreement to expand reach of Tooway™ satellite broadband into Turkey and neighbouring countries

Paris, Istanbul, 7 September 2011
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe’s leading satellite operator, today announced a three-year distribution agreement valued at €5 million between its Skylogic subsidiary and Eser Telekom to provide the new generation Tooway™ satellite broadband service in Turkey, Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Eser Telekom will use the Tooway™ service, delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite, to provide high-speed broadband to the many enterprises and consumers beyond reach of terrestrial networks across the region. Working with local governments, Eser Telekom also plans to develop innovative KA-SAT-based solutions specifically for public administrations. The new agreement marks the first major contract in Turkey, Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan to leverage the powerful features of the KA-SAT platform.
With the consumer service offering download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps, Tooway™ broadband will bring fast, reliable and affordable Internet access for Eser Telekom customers in areas with limited alternative solutions for broadband. The Tooway™ solution consists of a satellite dish and a modem connected to the PC via Ethernet, giving customers Internet access with no dependency on a telephone line.
Tolga Sönmezalp, Board Member of Eser Telekom, declared: “The conclusion with Skylogic of this important contract for the Tooway™ service delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite will ensure that Eser Telekom consolidates its role as a key supplier of broadband infrastructure throughout Turkey. It will also allow Eser Telekom to quickly and effectively expand its presence in Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan in cooperation with our local partners in these countries.”
Arduino Patacchini, CEO of Skylogic, added: “Tooway™ is the ideal service to meet the expectations of Eser Telekom’s customers to quickly access the benefits of broadband. We are delighted to be working with Eser Telekom, the first major distribution partner in Turkey and neighbouring countries to benefit from the superior service delivered through KA-SAT. We look forward to building a close and longstanding relationship which contributes to building an inclusive digital environment across these regions.”