SES Broadband Services expands Astra Connect deal with Orbitcom

SES Broadband Services has expanded its partnership with internet service provider Orbitcom, with the latter to start marketing Astra Connect for communities in Germany.

SES Broadband Services’ Astra Connect offering provides broadband internet delivered via satellite. Orbitcom, which has had an Astra Connect service deal in place since April, will now also market the service, letting customers sign up through its website and will be responsible for delivering equipment and customer support.

“Our Astra Connect for communities service provides a much needed solution for people who cannot be supplied with a high-speed Internet connection via the terrestrial infrastructure,” said Patrick Biewer, managing director of SES Broadband Services.

“By expanding our partnership with Orbitcom, we are able to extend and accelerate the rollout of this solution to villages and communities in Germany.”

Orbitcom CEO Andreas Schmidt added: “With Astra Connect for communities, we can reach 100 percent of households where broadband access is insufficient. It is a quick and inexpensive solution for underserved communities,” said Andreas Schmidt, the CEO of Orbitcom.