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Eutelsat and OneAccess Win ‘Business Service Innovation’ Award for Provision of Advanced Enterprise Services on KA-SAT Satellite

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Eutelsat and OneAccess Win ‘Business Service Innovation’ Award for Provision of Advanced Enterprise Services on KA-SAT Satellite

Paris, London 5 June, 2013 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and OneAccess Networks have won the Business Service Innovation Award at the 2013 Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards for radically transforming the landscape for satellite-based enterprise communications across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators and OneAccess, the leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and Carrier Ethernet access devices, were recognised by judges for successfully enabling high-speed Internet access via next-generation satellites to become secure and affordable for businesses, delivering DSL-like service at DSL-like prices.
This has been made possible by the development of the first performance-enhanced platform for businesses designed to deliver services operated on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite in a secure VPN environment. This platform has been delivered and is now available. Building on Eutelsat’s Ka-band high-throughput satellite technology, and using OneAccess routers equipped with traffic acceleration and security, the platform delivers reliable, secure high-bandwidth 20Mbps download and 6Mbps upload connectivity to businesses within the footprint of the KA-SAT geostationary satellite.
The Eutelsat/OneAccess platform offers a real benefit to businesses and organisations which have remote sites, but which rely on consistent and secure network connectivity, such as local government, banking and retail outlets, petrol stations and hotels. Under this new model, businesses need only a single contract with a single partner to cover sites across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Western parts of Russia. For operators, the KA-SAT service enables them to extend their network offer where they currently have weak DSL coverage.
Jean-François Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Broadband, comments: “Over the last two years, the KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite has changed the paradigm for satellite broadband by driving down the per megabit cost of connectivity. Through this new solution, developed with OneAccess, Eutelsat continues to unlock the potential of this powerful all Ka-band platform with enhanced products for professional markets. The most advanced usages of high-speed broadband private networks are now possible, enabling new opportunities, in particular fast implementation of integrated backup as well as terrestrial and satellite link combinations to increase the available bandwidth, in highly secure environments. We are honoured to see this new milestone recognised by the GTB Awards.”
Bertrand Meis, CEO at OneAccess, adds: “It is a great achievement to be recognised among our telecoms industry peers for enabling radical changes to business service provision through our partnership with Eutelsat. The satellite solution provides a reliable back-up to the terrestrial connections of businesses and organisations, since the OneAccess router can auto-failover between the two. Alternatively, businesses can dedicate, for example, business traffic on terrestrial connection and Internet traffic via satellite to enhance the business application performance against Internet traffic. It also delivers secure Internet access to remote areas with slow or no Internet access.The combination of the KA-SAT bandwidth-based service and the OneAccess router dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership and operations for business customers, making it affordable for SMEs as well. The service, which targets business applications and provides a new reference for quality of experience, completely changes the ROI for satellite-based communications for businesses.”

Eutelsat and skyDSL GLOBAL sign multiple spotbeam capacity agreement for Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite

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Eutelsat and skyDSL GLOBAL sign multiple spotbeam capacity agreement for Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite

Paris, Berlin, 21 February, 2013 – skyDSL Global GmbH, a pioneer of satellite Internet services in Europe, today announced at a press conference in Berlin that it is taking deployment of consumer satellite broadband services to a new level. Following 18 months of broadband service delivery through Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite, skyDSL has signed a five-year multiple spotbeam capacity contract on KA-SAT, with an option for an additional five years. Using selected service areas of KA-SAT, the agreement equips skyDSL to step up broadband deployment across Europe.
skyDSL has amassed over 10 years experience in delivering high-quality satellite Internet solutions. Under its skyDSL2+ brand, the Berlin-based company provides a portfolio of Internet access and triple play services via its established platform in Germany. Services offering download speeds of up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6 Mbps are commercialised through diversified sales channels, with customers reflecting a cross-section of Internet users, from consumers to small businesses and larger customers such as utility providers, industrial companies, government and aid intervention agencies. skyDSL2+ is currently available in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Benelux.
Jan Hesse, Managing Director of skyDSL Global GmbH, commented on the new agreement: “Our experience of KA-SAT since 2011 has convinced us that this is an unmatched platform for driving penetration of high-quality satellite broadband in Europe. This new contract equips us to grow our business in our core markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and penetrate new markets. We continue to contribute to closing the digital divide in our target markets with our high quality ADSL-style portfolio and compelling pricing.”
Jean-François Fenech, General Manager of Eutelsat’s Broadband Business Unit, added: “We are delighted to strike this new agreement which gives skyDSL the flexibility and long-term visibility it seeks to expand its network and pursue its commitment to high-quality and competitively-priced broadband. This is further evidence of KA-SAT’s ability to match the requirements of different users, from clients seeking a turnkey product, to clients who want a flexible, reliable and scalable platform to manage their own services.”

New Tooway™ packages from Eutelsat offer consumers Europe's fastest satellite broadband speeds, unlimited data download and lower pricing

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Paris, 31 January 2013 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced a new range of Tooway™ packages delivering the fastest satellite-based consumer broadband speeds in Europe, unlimited data download usage day and night and more competitive pricing. Designed to offer high speed broadband to everyone today, these next generation Tooway™ services will satisfy even the most demanding Internet users – further closing the digital divide for consumers.
The new packages will ensure that the 10 million digitally deprived homes and home-workers in the EU can instantly access, whatever their location, the benefits of high speed broadband, including applications such as film downloads, heavy file uploads and video chat that are now standard user expectations.
The new packages, called Tooway™ S, M, L and XL, will initially be available through service providers in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK from February, and will offer across the board download speeds of up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6 Mbps (excepting entry level service), making it the fastest consumer satellite broadband service in Europe. The packages will be rolled-out to other European countries in the coming months. The service operates with a small (77cm) easy-to-install satellite dish and modem and is delivered by KA-SAT, Europe’s most powerful satellite.
To address growing demand for increased data allowances for video and multimedia services, Eutelsat is also introducing a true unlimited data service, called Tooway™ Absolute, for the first 20,000 customers across Europe. Customers subscribing to the L and XL service will also be entitled to uncapped data usage overnight, allowing video and large files to be downloaded without impacting daytime data allowances. Eutelsat is also introducing for service providers a recommended monthly rental fee for the dish and modem to simplify access to Tooway™.
Jean-François Fenech, General Manager of Eutelsat’s Broadband Business Unit, said: “These new Tooway™ packages are another huge step forward in making universal high speed broadband an immediate reality for Europe. The fastest speeds and most generous data packages at the best competitive rates can be delivered in a matter of days, regardless of location. The outlook for consumers in Europe’s most digitally deprived areas just got much brighter.”
Eutelsat’s portfolio of Tooway™ services provides consumers and home-office workers with an always-on Internet service, which is triple-play ready with full compatibility for Direct to Home (DTH) television services and Voice over IP solutions.
Eutelsat’s KA-SAT, with a total capacity of 90 Gbps, is transforming the market for satellite- delivered broadband services. The satellite forms the cornerstone of a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure which includes a sophisticated on-ground network of eight main gateways across Europe that are connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.
For more information on Tooway™ and European resellers visit: www.tooway.com

Con KA-SAT il satellite è protagonista dell'Agenda Digitale europea

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Con KA-SAT il satellite è protagonista dell’Agenda Digitale europea

Eutelsat e Skylogic presentano i servizi satellitari per consumer, aziende e broadcasterall’evento in programma il 29 ottobre a Roma-Villa Medici

“L’esplorazione dello  spazio non è un’avventura, ma un’impresa preparata e studiata”. Il pensiero del più famoso astronauta della storia, Neil Armstrong, descrive perfettamente l’apporto che Eutelsat, il principale operatore satellitare europeo, ha dato alle telecomunicazioni in più di trent’anni di attività. Il continuo processo d’innovazione del Gruppo e i suoi investimenti in ricerca in questi decenni hanno portato a uno sviluppo tecnologico che ha la capacità di abbattere in maniera definitiva molte barriere che ostacolano l’espansione del digitale nel paese. Il satellite permette di portare connettività e digitalizzazione in qualsiasi angolo del territorio con applicazioni, dedicate a privati e aziende, che possono risolvere ogni problema di comunicazione.

Questo percorso sarà illustrato durante l’evento dal titolo “Il satellite KA-SAT di Eutelsat al servizio dello sviluppo digitale europeo” in programma lunedì 29 ottobre a Roma-Villa Medici nell’ambito del Festival Eurovisioni. Nel corso dell’incontro, moderato da Michele Mezza, che vedrà la partecipazione di Giuliano Berretta, presidente onorario Eutelsat, Renato Farina, amministratore delegato Eutelsat Italia, Stefano Festa, Direttore Marketing Strategico Skylogic, Mauro Parissone, Amministratore Delegato H24 e con la partecipazione di Michele Mirabella, autore televisivo, saranno presentati i servizi per consumer, business e broadcaster disponibili sul satellite KA-SAT di Eutelsat.

KA-SAT, con le sue elevate capacità per la trasmissione di banda larga satellitare, è frutto di una tecnologia che Eutelsat ha sviluppato con l’intento di offrire a privati e aziende nuove opportunità nel fruire in maniera dinamica dei sistemi di telecomunicazione. Il superamento del digital divide è una della priorità del Gruppo e le case history illustrate all’evento dai distributori Open Sky, Icarusnet e M-Three Satcom sono la dimostrazione di come Eutelsat svolga un ruolo fondamentale all’interno del programma di digitalizzazione dell’Italia e dell’Europa. Il satellite ha un ruolo basilare nel superamento di quelle barriere che impediscono la connessione a internet a molti cittadini e a molte aziende.  In più, per quest’ultime, l’accesso ai servizi a banda larga customizzabili può rappresentare una risorsa per le loro attività con sistemi agili, economici e performanti. Se da una parte Eutelsat, con il sistema di internet via satellite Tooway, può portare in qualsiasi casa internet ad almeno 18 mega di velocità, con la possibilità di integrate Tv e telefono in un’unica parabola, dall’altra si è impegnata ad ampliare la gamma di soluzioni professionali disponibili su KA-SAT.

Tra le nuovissime proposte spicca NewsSpotter, il nuovo servizio di newsgathering via satellite dedicato ai professionisti dell’informazione per la trasmissione in diretta di contenuti digitali. Una vera e propria rivoluzione che abbatte notevolmente i costi del broadcasting e che si aggiunge a molti altri servizi per le imprese, già in commercio, che sono la prova reale dell’abbattimento del digital divide. Le attività produttive, in questo particolare contesto economico, chiedono a gran voce di partecipare allo sviluppo economico nel miglior modo possibile: l’obiettivo è dare l’accesso a tutti e non lasciare fuori dal mercato né l’azienda piccola né quella grande. Un risultato che Eutelsat può dire di aver raggiunto, pur continuando con la ricerca a tener viva la sfida nel molteplice campo delle telecomunicazioni.

Chi è Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, codice ISIN: FR0010221234) è la holding di Eutelsat S.A. Grazie alla capacità commercializzata su 29 satelliti che forniscono copertura in Europa, Medio Oriente, Africa, India e in molte parti dell’Asia e delle Americhe, Eutelsat è uno dei tre maggiori operatori satellitari al mondo in termini di fatturato. Sono oltre 4.250 i canali televisivi trasmessi a più di 200 milioni di abitazioni in Europa, Medio Oriente e Africa (dato aggiornato al 30 giugno 2012). Il Gruppo fornisce inoltre servizi di contribuzione televisiva, reti dati professionali, servizi mobili di localizzazione e di comunicazione, connettività alla dorsale Internet e servizi di telecomunicazione via mare e via aerea. Skylogic, la controllata italiana di Eutelsat, è specializzata nei servizi a banda larga che commercializza e gestisce attraverso piattaforme multimediali in Francia e in Italia, servendo aziende, collettività locali, agenzie governative ed organizzazioni umanitarie in Europa, Africa, Asia e nelle Americhe. Eutelsat ha la sua sede centrale a Parigi e uno staff di 750 persone tra esperti commerciali, tecnici ed operativi provenienti da 30 paesi.

Per ulteriori informazioni: Pentastudio,  Ufficio stampa Eutelsat in Italia,press@pentastudio.it – tel: 0444 543 133

Jean-François Fenech nuovo CEO di Skylogic, la controllata di Eutelsat per la banda larga

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Jean-François Fenech joins Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate as CEO

Paris, 6 September 2012 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that
Jean-François Fenech has joined Skylogic as CEO of Eutelsat’s broadband affiliate.

Jean-François Fenech brings to Skylogic over 25 years of international telecommunications
experience. He joins Skylogic from Antenna Hungária (part of the TDF group) where he was
CEO, notably launching subscriber broadcast services across Hungary and consolidating the
market for satellite-based enterprise services. Prior to this, he steered the development of TDF’s
international activities and its affiliates, and was CEO of Axión, the TDF-owned Spanish
transmission company. He began his career at EDF before moving to the French broadcasting
authority where he specialised in radio frequency planning and coordination of international radio
frequencies. He succeeds Achille de Tommaso, who has left Skylogic to pursue other interests.

Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, commented: “Jean-François’ strong international track record
adds further weight to the skills assembled at Skylogic to deliver the highest quality of satellite
services. We are delighted to welcome him to our Group as we continue to unlock the potential of
broadband and broadcast services across a footprint embracing Europe, the Middle East and
Africa.”

Jean-François is a French national. He is a graduate of the ENST (École Nationale Supérieure
des Télécommunications) in Paris and holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M
University.

Eutelsat stabilisce un nuovo standard di riferimento per i servizi a banda larga satellitare via KA-SAT

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Eutelsat sets a new benchmark for satellite broadband via KA-SAT

Launch of higher user speeds, increased volume allowance, equipment rental programme and new entry level package for the Tooway™ broadband service

Paris, 5 July 2012 –  Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced major improvements to its Tooway™ satellite service which will enhance the speed and affordability of consumer satellite broadband across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Offering higher bitrates, increased consumption profiles and lower entry costs, the latest generation of Tooway™ broadband services is now available and is being progressively commercialised by distributors integrating the new offers into their service portfolio.

Up to 18Mbps immediately for consumers, irrespective of location

The Tooway™ portfolio of services delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite now offers download speeds of up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6Mbps, with consumption profiles of up to 50 Gigabytes per month. This means that the top of the range consumer package has been boosted to 18Mbps from 10Mbps, with high volume allowances across the range, while pricing levels remain the same. A new entry level package is also being launched, offering download speeds of up to 2Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1Mbps for an expected retail price from €19.901

This move towards a faster, higher volume service has been facilitated by an upgrade of the digital modulation scheme of the KA-SAT infrastructure, from 8PSK2 to 16APSK, generating a significant increase in the system’s total throughput.

In order to lower entry costs, Eutelsat’s broadband affiliate, Skylogic, is also rolling out an attractive hardware rental programme in certain countries to enable distributors to opt to rent user equipment to new customers.

Todays announcement shows our commitment to further enhancing the performance of the Tooway™ service which is fundamentally about connecting people – both those in areas unserved and underserved by ADSL, said Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO. The update last month of the EUs Digital Scorecard shows that as many as 10 million homes in the EU27 are still not broadband-equipped. This means there is still work to be done to meet the objectives of the Digital Agenda in Europe and at a broader level across the full KA-SAT footprint.  We believe that the enhanced Tooway™ service and the improved user equipment programme will forward the move to satellite broadband for those still struggling with mediocre Internet access, depriving them of the social and economic benefits of broadband.

Tooway™ consumer service packages

Tooway™ Flat 2 Tooway™ Flat 8 Tooway™ Flat 12 Tooway™ Flat 18 Tooway™ Flat 18Max
Max Downlink 2 Mbps 8 Mbps 12 Mbps 18 Mbps 18 Mbps
Max Uplink 1 Mbps 2 Mbps 4 Mbps 6 Mbps 6 Mbps
Consumption profile per month* 2 GB 8 GB 16 GB 26 GB 50 GB
Expected Retail price incl. VAT €19.90 €29.90 €39.90 €54.90 €89.90

* Bandwidth reduced to 128 kbps beyond volume consumption.

The Tooway™ customer equipment comprises a 77 cm satellite dish and a sleek modem, which is connected to a PC or Mac via an Ethernet connection. Customers can select professional or self-installation. The equipment is installed by pointing the dish to 9° East using an included sound beeper and following indications on-screen to activate the modem. Tooway™ system can also be used for Voice over IP and IPTV. With a dual-feed (Ku-Ka), Direct-to-Home reception of television channels from adjacent broadcast satellites is also possible.

Photos available at: http://www.eutelsat.com/products/broadband-tooway.html


1 VAT included

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Serbia Broadband (SBB) rafforza la propria collaborazione con Eutelsat per lanciare servizi satellitari triple-play

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Serbia Broadband (SBB) expands collaboration with Eutelsat to launch satellite triple-play services

SBB selects the Tooway™-broadband service on KA-SAT to bundle Total TV platform with Internet access and VOIP

Prague, June 27 2012 – Serbia Broadband (SBB) and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced they are expanding their collaboration with the signature of an agreement between Serbia’s most progressive media company and Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate to distribute the Tooway™ satellite broadband service in six Balkan countries. The new agreement will notably enable SBB to bundle its Total TV platform on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite with Tooway™ broadband services via the KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite, raising the bar of their service in the markets they address. SBB is already the leading broadband service provider in Serbia and has built a subscriber base of over one million pay-TV homes with Total TV.

SBB plans to offer the highest-quality of satellite broadband solutions to users in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, FYRO Macedonia, Croatia and Montenegro located in areas with limited or no access to terrestrial broadband. Services will be available in single-play, double-play and triple-play options (TV, Internet and VOIP).

Dragica Pilipovic Chaffey, CEO of SBB commented: “We are delighted to broaden our relationship with Eutelsat, our longstanding partner for satellite broadcasting, by venturing into satellite broadband. This new agreement enables us to deliver homes and businesses in the Balkan region with immediate access to the highest quality broadband service. Eutelsat’s broadband solutions are fully in line with SBB’s commitment to leveraging the most innovative technologies that meet the needs of users irrespective of their location.”

Speaking from Prague at the Digital TV CEE conference, Apostolos Triantafyllou, Regional sales Director CEE at Eutelsat said: “SBB’s selection of the Tooway™ service underscores our confidence in the intrinsic benefit of satellites for bridging the digital divide. As a reference in the region for broadcast and broadband services, SBB is astutely selecting qualified technologies that enable it to ensure it has a complete digital service offer for consumers, with no exception.”

EMERGENZA TERREMOTO

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Skylogic is providing Internet connection means through satellite for institutional offices in the areas affected by the earthquake.
We are trying to provide effective assistance in this emergency situation. Those who are in the areas affected by the earthquake and can put us in contact with communities (Municipalities, Hospitals, Enterprises, etc.) which are unable to connect to the Internet due to the earthquake, please contact immediately emergenza-emilia@skylogic.it
Phone number: 011/2738588, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 6 pm

Agreement with Direct Connect to bring high-quality satellite broadband services to Norway

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Eutelsat signs distribution agreement with Direct Connect to bring high-quality Tooway™ satellite broadband services to Norway

May 15th 2012: Eutelsat Communications, (Euronext Paris: ETL) Europe’s leading satellite operator, has announced its Skylogic subsidiary has signed a distribution agreement with Direct Connect to sell its revolutionary Tooway™ satellite broadband service in Norway from May 15th 2012.

Under the agreement, ISP Direct Connect will be offering the Tooway™ consumer satellite broadband service with speeds of up to 10 Mbps to the most rural areas of Norway, via Eutelsat’s ground-breaking KA-SAT High Throughput satellite. The service will complement Direct Connect’s already strong reputation for providing radiowave broadband to rural communities.

Jan-Tore Dannemark, Direct Connect CEO, said: “The ability to offer Tooway™ satellite broadband is an exciting opportunity to provide high-speed services to the rural communities of Norway, which we have to date been unable to serve by traditional line-of-sight technologies such as radio wave.”

The Tooway™ solution consists of a small satellite dish and a modem connected to the PC via Ethernet, giving customers Internet access without the need for a telephone line. The service is also triple play-ready, allowing distributors to offer additional TV and IP telephony services using the same equipment.

“We believe high speed satellite broadband is an essential solution in achieving an all-inclusive digital environment for Europe and we are delighted to be working with Direct Connect in Norway to assist in this goal,” said Dr Achille De Tommaso, Skylogic CEO.

Tooway™ is delivered by Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite, which entered commercial service in May 2011. With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT ushers in a new era of competitively-priced, satellite-delivered services for broadcasters, businesses and consumers. The satellite forms the cornerstone of a new satellite infrastructure, which includes eight main satellite gateways across Europe connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.