SFR to offer satellite internet with Eutelsat

French telco SFR has teamed up with Eutelsat to launch an internet-via-satellite offer for parts of the country not adequately covered by DSL.

SFR has chosen Eutelsat’s Tooway platform, provided via its Skylogic subsidiary, to deliver the service, using capacity on Hot Bird 6 at 13° East. The service will be extended on the new Ka-Sat satellite, scheduled for launch in 2010.

SFR will offer satellite-delivered internet for €34.90 a month, including the cost of the dish, offering speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, or €29.90 a month if customers buy their own equipment for €399.