Amsterdam, 12-17 September 2013
Eutelsat and OneAccess Win ‘Business Service Innovation’ Award for Provision of Advanced Enterprise Services on KA-SAT Satellite
Paris, London 5 June, 2013 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and OneAccess Networks have won the Business Service Innovation Award at the 2013 Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards for radically transforming the landscape for satellite-based enterprise communications across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators and OneAccess, the leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and Carrier Ethernet access devices, were recognised by judges for successfully enabling high-speed Internet access via next-generation satellites to become secure and affordable for businesses, delivering DSL-like service at DSL-like prices.
This has been made possible by the development of the first performance-enhanced platform for businesses designed to deliver services operated on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite in a secure VPN environment. This platform has been delivered and is now available. Building on Eutelsat’s Ka-band high-throughput satellite technology, and using OneAccess routers equipped with traffic acceleration and security, the platform delivers reliable, secure high-bandwidth 20Mbps download and 6Mbps upload connectivity to businesses within the footprint of the KA-SAT geostationary satellite.
The Eutelsat/OneAccess platform offers a real benefit to businesses and organisations which have remote sites, but which rely on consistent and secure network connectivity, such as local government, banking and retail outlets, petrol stations and hotels. Under this new model, businesses need only a single contract with a single partner to cover sites across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Western parts of Russia. For operators, the KA-SAT service enables them to extend their network offer where they currently have weak DSL coverage.
Jean-François Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Broadband, comments: “Over the last two years, the KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite has changed the paradigm for satellite broadband by driving down the per megabit cost of connectivity. Through this new solution, developed with OneAccess, Eutelsat continues to unlock the potential of this powerful all Ka-band platform with enhanced products for professional markets. The most advanced usages of high-speed broadband private networks are now possible, enabling new opportunities, in particular fast implementation of integrated backup as well as terrestrial and satellite link combinations to increase the available bandwidth, in highly secure environments. We are honoured to see this new milestone recognised by the GTB Awards.”
Bertrand Meis, CEO at OneAccess, adds: “It is a great achievement to be recognised among our telecoms industry peers for enabling radical changes to business service provision through our partnership with Eutelsat. The satellite solution provides a reliable back-up to the terrestrial connections of businesses and organisations, since the OneAccess router can auto-failover between the two. Alternatively, businesses can dedicate, for example, business traffic on terrestrial connection and Internet traffic via satellite to enhance the business application performance against Internet traffic. It also delivers secure Internet access to remote areas with slow or no Internet access.The combination of the KA-SAT bandwidth-based service and the OneAccess router dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership and operations for business customers, making it affordable for SMEs as well. The service, which targets business applications and provides a new reference for quality of experience, completely changes the ROI for satellite-based communications for businesses.”
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.”
Paris, 31 January 2013 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced a new range of Tooway™ packages delivering the fastest satellite-based consumer broadband speeds in Europe, unlimited data download usage day and night and more competitive pricing. Designed to offer high speed broadband to everyone today, these next generation Tooway™ services will satisfy even the most demanding Internet users – further closing the digital divide for consumers.
The new packages will ensure that the 10 million digitally deprived homes and home-workers in the EU can instantly access, whatever their location, the benefits of high speed broadband, including applications such as film downloads, heavy file uploads and video chat that are now standard user expectations.
The new packages, called Tooway™ S, M, L and XL, will initially be available through service providers in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK from February, and will offer across the board download speeds of up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6 Mbps (excepting entry level service), making it the fastest consumer satellite broadband service in Europe. The packages will be rolled-out to other European countries in the coming months. The service operates with a small (77cm) easy-to-install satellite dish and modem and is delivered by KA-SAT, Europe’s most powerful satellite.
To address growing demand for increased data allowances for video and multimedia services, Eutelsat is also introducing a true unlimited data service, called Tooway™ Absolute, for the first 20,000 customers across Europe. Customers subscribing to the L and XL service will also be entitled to uncapped data usage overnight, allowing video and large files to be downloaded without impacting daytime data allowances. Eutelsat is also introducing for service providers a recommended monthly rental fee for the dish and modem to simplify access to Tooway™.
Jean-François Fenech, General Manager of Eutelsat’s Broadband Business Unit, said: “These new Tooway™ packages are another huge step forward in making universal high speed broadband an immediate reality for Europe. The fastest speeds and most generous data packages at the best competitive rates can be delivered in a matter of days, regardless of location. The outlook for consumers in Europe’s most digitally deprived areas just got much brighter.”
Eutelsat’s portfolio of Tooway™ services provides consumers and home-office workers with an always-on Internet service, which is triple-play ready with full compatibility for Direct to Home (DTH) television services and Voice over IP solutions.
Eutelsat’s KA-SAT, with a total capacity of 90 Gbps, is transforming the market for satellite- delivered broadband services. The satellite forms the cornerstone of a state-of-the-art communications infrastructure which includes a sophisticated on-ground network of eight main gateways across Europe that are connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.
For more information on Tooway™ and European resellers visit: www.tooway.com