Telekom Slovenije Selects Eutelsat Satellite Broadband to Accelerate Access to
Broadband Across Slovenia
PARIS, May 10, 2013
PARIS, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Eutelsat's high-performance KA-SAT satellite will allow Telekom Slovenije to
provide fast Internet access to the 10% of Slovenian homes beyond reach of
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe's leading satellite
operator, today announced an agreement with Telekom Slovenije, Slovenia's
leading telecoms operator, to offer high-speed satellite broadband to the
almost 90,000 homes that remain unserved by broadband networks.
The new consumer satellite broadband service provided by Eutelsat's high
performance KA-SAT satellite will enable Telekom Slovenije to offer internet
access to the most rural homes across the country. The service operates with a
small (77cm) easy-to-install satellite dish and modem.
Telekom Slovenije provides high-end mobile, fixed and IP communications,
multimedia content, and services to residential and business users. Telekom
Slovenije's Mobitel and SiOL brands are synonymous with high-quality and
user-friendly mobile and broadband services.
Simon Furlan, Director of Marketing at Telekom Slovenije said: "High speed
internet access has become an essential service for consumers, providing
access to education, entertainment and public services. This agreement ensures
that our customers, wherever they live in the country, will be able to access
reliable, high speed broadband services today."
Jean-François Fenech, General Manager of Eutelsat's Broadband Business Unit,
added: "Eutelsat's satellite broadband solution was designed specifically to
help Europe's telecom providers to provide a universal, high speed internet
service to their customers, wherever their location. We are delighted that
Telekom Slovenije has chosen Eutelsat'service to help close the digital
divide for Slovenia's remaining digitally deprived residents."
Delivered by KA-SAT
Eutelsat's KA-SAT, with a total capacity of 90 Gbps is transforming the market
for satellite- delivered broadband services across Europe and the
Mediterranean Basin. 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.
About Telekom Slovenia Group
The Telekom Slovenia Group is Slovenia`s leading and most advanced
telecommunications operator in all key segments of the well-developed and
highly competitive Slovenian market, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of
fixed, mobile, Internet and state-of-the-art integrated telecommunication
solutions via its modern proprietary network. Beyond its clear number of
presence in Slovenia, Telekom Slovenia Group is present in several high growth
markets in Southeast Europe, in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and
Albania. The Group's acquisition of 50% stake in Gibtelecom, Gibraltar's
dominant fixed, mobile and Internet operator, represents further steps in the
strategy to extend Telekom Slovenije's geographic footprint into selected
Southeast European and Mediterranean markets.
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 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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