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.”