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.”