New Tooway™ Packages from Eutelsat Offer Consumers Europe's Fastest Satellite
Broadband Speeds, Unlimited Data Download and Lower Pricing
PARIS, January 31, 2013
PARIS, January 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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 whatever their location, digitally deprived
homes and home-workers in the EU can instantly access the benefits of high
speed broadband, including for applications such as film downloads, heavy file
uploads and video chat that are now standard user expectations. Up to 30
million homes in the footprint of the KA-SAT satellite, that delivers Tooway™,
are still waiting for quality broadband connectivity.
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 immediatereality forEurope.The fastest
speeds and most generous data packages at thebestcompetitive ratescan be
delivered in a matter of days, regardless of location. The outlook for
consumers in Europe's most digitally deprived areasjust 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
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:
About Eutelsat Communications (http://www.eutelsat.com)
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach ofEurope, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234)is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 30 September 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting more than 4,400 television channels to over 200
million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
Group's satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution,
corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 750 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.
SOURCE Eutelsat Communications
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