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Eutelsat and ViaSat awarded by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)

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Eutelsat and ViaSat innovation in new-generation broadband satellites awarded by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)

Transformational KA-SAT and ViaSat-1 satellites represent outstanding contribution to satellite communications

Paris, Carlsbad, Calif., February 17, 2012 – The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced that they have bestowed Industry Innovators Awards on Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) in recognition of the development and launch of their High Throughput Satellites, KA-SAT and ViaSat-1.
Both companies are transforming the landscape for satellite broadband and are delivering a broadband experience matching terrestrial services through KA-SAT and ViaSat-1.
The SSPI Awards recognise outstanding new contributions to the field of satellite communications by private and public sector organizations. Honorees are chosen by a committee of industry experts for accomplishments ranging across a broad spectrum of advanced satellite technology and business applications. The Awards will be presented on March 12 during the Satellite 2012 conference in Washington DC.
In a joint statement, Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat and Mark Dankberg, CEO of ViaSat said: “It is an honour for our efforts to be rewarded by the SSPI and encourages both our organizations to pursue our vision to deliver high quality broadband services to the millions of consumers lacking high speed broadband. The innovative services offered today on KA-SAT and ViaSat-1 are just the beginning of this transformation of satellite.”
KA-SAT
Launched in December 2010 and in service since May 2011, Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite marked the long-awaited arrival of faster Internet for users in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin beyond range of terrestrial networks. The satellite delivers throughput of over 70 Gbps with high frequency reuse achieved via 82 spotbeams. KA-SAT powers the Tooway™ broadband service, the first to implement ViaSat’s high-capacity technology, to provide speeds of up to 10 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload, making it the fastest satellite broadband service within its footprint and comparable to ADSL. Speeds of up to 50 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload address professional markets. With 30 million homes in KA-SAT’s coverage still unserved or underserved by ADSL, KA-SAT is on the way to making a significant contribution to meeting pent-up broadband demand from consumer and enterprise markets.
ViaSat-1
October 2011 saw the launch of ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite, offering 140 Gbps of total throughput over the USA and Canada. In January 2012 ViaSat launched its ViaSat-1 based ExedeSM high-speed Internet service, offering speeds up to 12 Mbps downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream. In addition to residential service, the new ViaSat high-capacity satellite system is designed to simultaneously deliver a wide range of enterprise and mobile broadband services. Professional customers can choose from a family of terminals for enterprise, on-the-move, and portable applications. ViaSat is also working with JetBlue to create the industry’s best in-flight broadband for commercial aviation, with a planned service launch by the end of 2012.

Skylogic annuncia accordo commerciale tra Open Sky e Cdc

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Skylogic annuncia accordo commerciale tra Open Sky e Cdc

Skylogic Spa, società del gruppo Eutelsat, annuncia oggi l’accordo tra due dei più importanti marchi ICT italiani: CDC S.p.A., detentore in Italia delle catene retail Computer Discount, Essedi e AmiCo oltre che della più vasta e capillare rete di filiali per la distribuzione di prodotti informatici con formula cash & carry dedicate a rivenditori e operatori professionali di IT e Open Sky, leader nella distribuzione di Tooway, il servizio per il collegamento a internet. L’accordo consentirà a CDC di vendere, attraverso le sue catene retail, abbonamenti Tooway a partire da Febbraio 2012.

Tooway, già presente in oltre 30 Paesi, è un servizio di connessione a internet libero dai vincoli della linea telefonica: la copertura è totale e arriva anche dove non è presente l’ADSL. Tooway raggiunge velocità di download fino a 10 Mega e in upload fino a 4 Mega, rispondendo così a ogni esigenza di mercato, sia consumer sia professionale e aziendale. In più, il kit satellitare Tooway permette di vedere i canali televisivi via satellite (previa installazione del dual feed e sottoscrizione di apposito abbonamento). Computer Discount, Essedi e AmiCo, catene retail di CDC distribuite capillarmente e in modo omogeneo in tutto il territorio nazionale e fortemente radicate presso l’utenza consumer e in ambito professionale, sono pertanto la vetrina ideale per un sistema che ha il suo punto di forza nel garantire l’accesso alle risorse internet a basso costo e in luoghi non coperti con i tradizionali sistemi basati su centraline e cablaggi.

“Siamo lieti di annunciare la collaborazione tra il nostro partner Open Sky e CDC per la distribuzione di Tooway” aggiunge Achille De Tommaso, CEO di Skylogic “Tooway è in grado di garantire alte velocità di trasmissione, continuità di servizio e costi competitivi per l’accesso a internet. Non è più necessario attendere che la rete in fibra ottica arrivi ovunque: già oggi possiamo fornire servizi internet ad alta velocità e di ottima qualità a costi convenienti”.

“Grazie all’accordo con CDC e con le sue catene Computer Discount, Essedi e AmiCo, Tooway entra nella distribuzione retail nel modo più capillare – ha commentato Walter Munarini, direttore di Open Sky – dare a tutti, imprese e privati, la possibilità di accedere a internet è un grande passo in avanti nella lotta al digital divide e un aiuto concreto che Open Sky dà al rilancio e allo sviluppo economico del nostro Paese”. “Distribuire Tooway e dare a tutti, ovunque si trovino, la possibilità di accedere a internet è in perfetta sintonia con la strategia CDC di diffondere soluzioni IT per tutti, di qualità e convenienti; in un primo momento Tooway sarà presente nei negozi della catena Computer Discount, il cui background tecnico è più attinente alla soluzione in questione; poi, conclusasi la fase di tune-up, la distribuzione sarà estesa anche alle altre nostre catene” ha dichiarato Flavio Catelani, direttore delle catene Computer Discount e AmiCo.

Tooway™set to boost broadband in France for SFR affiliate, NomoTech

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Eutelsat’s Tooway™ satellite service set to boost broadband in France for SFR affiliate, NomoTech

NomoTech ISP, Ozone, officially launches Tooway™ today

Paris, 1 February 2012
NomoTech, a specialist in wireless broadband services, and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announce the signature of a contract to commercialise the Tooway™ satellite broadband service in France. NomoTech’s choice of Tooway™, delivered by Eutelsat’s powerful KA-SAT satellite, will accelerate broadband deployment to users beyond ADSL, contributing to closing France’s broadband gap.
Tooway™ is the highest-performing satellite broadband service in Europe, offering consumer speeds of up to 10 Mbps downlink and 4 Mbps uplink. The service launched today by Ozone, NomoTech’s ISP, is immediately available across France.
The deal signed between NomoTech and Eutelsat’s affiliate Skylogic, follows on from the Tooway™ service offered by SFR, which is now provided by NomoTech and merged in 2011 with the broadband activities of Numéo. The launch of Tooway™ underscores NomoTech’s ambition, via Ozone, to raise the bar of wireless broadband services for users beyond ADSL.
Philippe Le Grand, Deputy CEO of NomoTech, declared: “Ozone’s position as a leading provider of alternative broadband solutions in France is strengthened by this contract with Eutelsat which adds a new layer of performance to our product portfolio. Our commitment to integrating the most advanced satellite services has naturally driven us to Eutelsat and Tooway, and we look forward to a long partnership.”
Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat Communications said: “We are delighted that NomoTech, an established operator with deep understanding of wireless broadband solutions, has chosen Tooway™ to accelerate broadband roll-out in France. Our KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite continues to win the confidence of high calibre partners as we progressively develop our distribution network across its entire footprint. Tooway’s performance is fully in step with broadband expectations from consumers and enterprises.”