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

2 Phase Shift Keying

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.

Optimus sceglie il satellite KA-SAT per lanciare una nuova gamma di servizi Internet

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Optimus chooses Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite to launch a new range of IP services for enterprises in Portugal

Using Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite, Optimus brings fast IP access to Portuguese enterprises beyond terrestrial broadband networks

Lisbon, Paris, May 14, 2012 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe’s leading satellite operator, today announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic subsidiary and Optimus, one of Portugal’s leading telecom operators, to deliver IP services to enterprises in Portugal via the high-performance KA-SAT satellite.
By selecting the KA-SAT infrastructure, Optimus has chosen the fastest and highest-quality satellite broadband service in Europe. Optimus’ new range of services will be commercialised under the “Net Sat ON” brand to deliver a reliable and competitively-priced solution that compares to terrestrial broadband. Through “Net Sat ON”, Optimus aims to bring fast IP access to business, local administrations and home offices across Portugal, notably in areas beyond reach of terrestrial networks. Currently more than 5% of Portugal’s population has no broadband access and a further 5% live in areas underserved with broadband services with less than 4 Mbps.
According to João Ricardo Moreira, Head of Marketing at Optimus: “We have chosen this new technology in order to ensure continuity of a quality service supported by a network of excellence. We are confident that this solution, powered by Eutelsat’s innovative KA-SAT satellite, will increase our flexibility and enable us to better match service to the specific requirements of our enterprise customers.”
Achille De Tommaso, CEO of Skylogic added: “As one of the major players in telecommunications in Portugal, with a broad experience of the business market, Optimus is the ideal partner to expand reach of satellite broadband across the country. We are convinced that the performance of satellite broadband through KA-SAT will make its mark in meeting the challenge of building a strong and equitable digital landscape.”

Accordo con RG Networks per la distribuzione in Ungheria del servizio a banda larga via satellite

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Eutelsat seals distribution agreement with RG Networks, making satellite broadband available via KA-SAT across Hungary

Paris, 9 May 2012 – Eutelsat Communications, (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic subsidiary and RG Networks, enabling RG Networks to benefit from Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite and advanced user equipment to deliver broadband to businesses and consumers across Hungary. RG Networks, a subsidiary of the Hungarian IT specialist RG Hungary, launched services via KA-SATin Hungary at the beginning of this month under the ’vanNET’ brand.

RG Networks’ set ambition is to respond to the Hungarian government’s commitment to provide fast Internet for all citizens by end 2013, in line with the European Union Directive. RG Networks is commited by this time to connecting more than 2,000 users with satellite broadband via KA-SAT, delivering download speed up to 10Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps.

Szabolcs Lengvarszky, COO of RG Networks commented: “With this new agreement we now have the key to immediate access to the highest quality satellite broadband service for homes and businesses in Hungary. With KA-SAT, we are positioned to provide nationwide coverage and can accelerate the pace of broadband roll-out.”

“Our KA-SAT satellite and new-generation user equipment are the ideal broadband service for Hungarian customers, particularly in more rural and difficult to reach areas of the country. We are delighted to work with RG Networks to help Hungary achieve the target of broadband for all,” said Achille De Tommaso, CEO of Skylogic.

With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite has ushered in a new era of competitively-priced, satellite-delivered services for homes and businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The satellite forms the cornerstone of an infrastructure, which also comprises eight main satellite gateways connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.

Il servizio NewsSpotter apre una nuova era per la trasmissione di contenuti televisivi

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Eutelsat’s NewsSpotter service via the KASAT satellite puts a new face on newsgathering in Europe

Paris, 21 March 2012 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today officially launched its innovative newsgathering service called ‘NewsSpotter’.

The service expands the range of professional services provided through Eutelsat’s high-performance KA-SAT satellite and is provided by its Skylogic affiliate. Using a new generation of lightweight equipment, NewsSpotter broadens opportunities for newsgathering by offering broadcasters and service providers the ability to transmit High Definition and/or Standard Definition live video from the field in a fast and highly cost efficient manner. The service is also ideal for fast transmission of film rushes and proxy file transfer from the field.
Compact enough to be carried in a back-pack for Fly-Away use and small enough to be fitted onto a small car for rooftop mounting, NewsSpotter can instantly connect mobile news crews to studios for transmission of live recordings, images and data. Providing native IP connectivity, NewsSpotter is perfectly integrated for the workflows of modern newsgathering operations and is available across KA-SAT’s footprint that covers Europe, North Africa and large parts of the Middle East.

Offering a fast link from scene to screen, the NewsSpotter satellite dish and terminal can be set up in two minutes, including deployment, auto pointing, and connection. Bandwidth can be reserved online by news crews, using a self-booking application or pre-booked for planned use and guaranteed reservations. Users simply log-on to the Skylogic OSS portal, enter their user terminal number, location, time slots and bit rate required on return and forward links.
NewsSpotter uses professional-grade KA-SAT terminals for video contribution from crews in the field to a broadcaster’s master control room. Using standard IP routing, the service is capable of transmitting at speeds of up to 20Mbps via KA-SAT and its dedicated ground network fibre infrastructure.

NewsSpotter user terminals have been developed by multiple manufacturers in three versions: Fly-Away, Vehicular Compact and Vehicular Rugged. Flyaway terminals require manual pointing and come in the form of backpack or flight case configuration, weighing in the range of 5 to 10 kg, with dish sizes in the range of 60 to 75cm. The Vehicle Compact terminal has motorised and autopoint capability and is available with dish sizes from 75 to 90cm. Rugged Vehicle mounted terminals are available with dish sizes from 75 to 120 cm.

Cristiano Benzi Director of Pre-Sales and Customer Care at Eutelsat, said: “Satellites are an unbeatable platform for covering breaking news and transmitting live sports and cultural events back to studios. NewsSpotter complements these daily operations with a fast, light and cost-effective service for broadcasters and news crews. Broadcasters that set the highest standards of quality, including the BBC, RTL, Rai and Sky, have already tested the system and performed live transmissions in Europe, illustrating NewsSpotter’s immediate interest to the news industry.”
NewsSpotter 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.

Skylogic supporta la Ricerca 2011 dell'Osservatorio New Media & New Internet

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Skylogic supporta la Ricerca 2011 dell’Osservatorio New Media & New Internet della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano.

Skylogic dal 2011 è uno dei sostenitori delle attività degli Osservatori ICT & Management della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano, che vogliono offrire una fotografia accurata e continuamente aggiornata sugli impatti che le tecnologie dell’informazione e della comunicazione (ICT) hanno in Italia su imprese, pubbliche amministrazioni, filiere, mercati, ecc.

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