Eutelsat signs Tooway deal with TeliaSonera

Eutelsat has signed a distribution deal between its Skylogic subsidiary and TeliaSonera giving the telecoms company the rights to provide the Tooway satellite broadband service in Finland.

TeliaSonera will use the Tooway service, which will be delivered via Eutelsat’s new KA-SAT satellite, to provide high-speed broadband services to customers beyond the reach of terrestrial or wireless networks. Eutelsat said TeliaSonera expected to connect thousands of customers to the service over the next three years.

Tooway provides download speeds of up to 10Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4Mbps. KA-SAT was launched in December 2010 and is on track to go into full commercial service in mid-2011.