NordNet, subsidiary of France Télécom-Orange, picks Eutelsat’s Tooway™ service for its Triple Play satellite offer
Broadband speeds up to 10 Mbps
Paris, 30 January 2012 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its Skylogic affiliate has signed a distribution agreement with NordNet, a subsidiary of France-Télécom-Orange, which enables France’s leading alternative broadband supplier to add new impetus to its range of satellite Internet services.
Using Skylogic’s Tooway™ satellite broadband service, NordNet today launched Triple Play services in France delivering 10 Mbps download speeds for consumers and businesses.
NordNet’s choice of Tooway™ underscores its ambition to leverage the highest-performing satellite services to respond to demand for broadband from consumers and businesses unserved or underserved by ADSL. It enables NordNet to benefit immediately from the superior performance and functionalities of Tooway™ that is provided in France and across Europe by Eutelsat’s powerful KA-SAT satellite.
NordNet is commercialising Tooway™ under the brand Gamme Turbo-10. For a monthly subscription of €34.90 users can enjoy Triple Play services (Internet, telephony, TV) with the highest broadband speeds available. Gamme Turbo-10 comprises the NordNetBox Tentation pack with two DECT phones and one hour of calls towards fixed lines in France. User equipment includes an LNB for receiving satellite TV channels.
“The clear objective set by NordNet is to enable all homes in metropolitan France to benefit from a quality broadband connection, irrespective of their location,” said François Piet, CEO of NordNet. “This commitment drives our position today in France as the reference for delivering high-speed Internet to users not eligible for ADSL. Our new agreement with Eutelsat equips us to boost broadband options so that we can respond to consumers and businesses with the most demanding broadband requirements.”
Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, added: “The choice of Tooway™ by NordNet, one of Europe’s most go-ahead and successful providers of alternative broadband solutions, is solid new evidence of the performance of our broadband platform on KA-SAT. It underscores the take-up of Tooway™ by operators of reference in Europe who are seeking to bring users faster speeds and a richer Internet experience.”