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Eutelsat partners with RSCC for Russian broadband

Eutelsat has announced that the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Russia’s state satellite operator, will be a partner on the commercialisation of broadband and data network services in Russia using Eutelsat’s new KA-SAT high throughput satellite.

Launched in December 2010 and soon to go into full commercial service, KA-SAT is a pan-European infrastructure designed to support the Tooway broadband-via-satellite service provided by Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate. RSCC will be the main partner of Skylogic to commercialise Tooway services in European regions of the Russian Federation.

Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, said: “By combining the performance of KA-SAT with the market expertise and reputation of RSCC, we are creating a powerful platform for the development of broadband access services for users in Russia. We look forward to collaborating with RSCC on solutions that enable Russian users to access the full benefits of broadband.”