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.”