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Eutelsat signs Ka-band contract with skyDSL Global

Broadband satellite specialist skyDSL Global has signed a five-year multiple spotbeam capacity contract for Eutelsat’s high-throughput satellite Ka-Sat, with an option for an additional five years. Using selected service areas served by Ka-Sat spotbeams, the agreement will enable skyDSL to step up broadband deployment across Europe, according to the two companies.

skyDSL is already a Ka-Sat customer. Services offering download speeds of up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6 Mbps are commercialised through diversified sales channels, with customers reflecting a cross-section of Internet users, from consumers to small businesses and larger customers such as utility providers, industrial companies, government and aid intervention agencies. skyDSL2+ is currently available in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Benelux.

Jan Hesse, managing director of skyDSL Global, commented said: “Our experience of Ka-Sat since 2011 has convinced us that this is an unmatched platform for driving penetration of high-quality satellite broadband in Europe. This new contract equips us to grow our business in our core markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and penetrate new markets. We continue to contribute to closing the digital divide in our target markets with our high quality ADSL-style portfolio and compelling pricing.”