SES signs broadband deal with Germany’s Orbitcom

SES Broadband Services has signed a deal with German internet service provider Orbitcom, with the latter due to provide SES’s Astra Connect satellite broadband service to homes in poor coverage areas.

Orbitcom will offer six different Astra Connect service package options – with prices depending on data volume – to customers in “under-served areas in Germany where current broadband speeds are 2Mbit/s or less.”

Astra Connect offers high-speed broadband across Europe using Ka-band capacity on SES’s recently launched Astra 2E satellite.

“The Internet has become an indispensable part of our lives and yet high-speed broadband Internet access is still not the norm. With the Astra Connect tariffs we can provide both casual surfers and usage-heavy home office operators Internet access that is directly tuned to their needs and usage patterns. For everyone, everywhere, this is crucial,” said Orbitcom CEO, Andreas Schmidt.