Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology selects Eutelsat’s KA-SAT to accelerate wireless Internet deployment in

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
PR/32/13 
Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology selects
Eutelsat's KA-SAT to accelerate wireless Internet deployment in
Libya 
Rawafed Libya signs wholesale agreement with Eutelsat for KA-SAT capacity 
Paris, Tripoli, 6 May 2013 - Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology,
a leading Internet Service Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement
with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the KA-SAT
satellite to support IP trunking services to its new wireless broadband network
in Libya. 
Rawafed Libya has concluded a wholesale agreement with Eutelsat enabling it to
use up to 1.6Gbit/s of capacity on two KA-SAT spotbeams that provide premium
reach of Tripoli, Benghazi and surrounding regions. 
Rawafed Libya's use of KA-SAT will accelerate access to wireless broadband for
public agencies, enterprises and consumers in the more densely populated areas
of Libya. The company is deploying local Wifi hot spots that will be fed by
KA-SAT in areas where there is no terrestrial infrastructure for Internet
services. KA-SAT will also provide a back-up solution in areas where
infrastructure exists. 
Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat, said: "This new wholesale agreement with
Rawafed Libya underscores the high flexibility of the KA-SAT infrastructure. It
enables our partner to design, manage and scale up its own network using our
proven platform, and presents a fast route to wireless broadband for users in
KA-SAT's Libyan service area. We are delighted to develop this new relationship
with Rawafed Libya." 
Taha Ellafi, CEO of Rawafed Libya, said: "We analysed a number of options for
connecting Wifi hot spots in the area covered by KA-SAT's spotbeams. This
satellite and the flexibility of Eutelsat's commercial and operational 
proposals rapidly emerged as the best fit for our stringent requirements. We 
are now equipped with a solution that enables us to immediately accelerate 
wireless broadband deployment and we also have the long-term visibility we 
need to grow our network and continue to develop our cooperation with Eutelsat 
in our region." 
About Eutelsat Communications (www.eutelsat.com) 
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, 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 31 December 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting 4,500 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 780
commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries. 
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