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Qatar win for Eutelsat

Ooredoo EutelsatSatellite operator Eutelsat and Qatar service provider Ooredoo have struck a deal that will see Ooredoo distribute VSAT Internet,, an enhanced VSAT service for business.

The new service will be based on the high-performance KA-SAT satellite dedicated to broadband services. Ooredoo’s VSAT Internet will deliverdownload speeds up to 22Mbps and upload speeds up to 6Mbps.

Through this service, Ooredoo aims to deliver communications support for a wide range of applications such as point-of-sale transactions, data processing, reservation systems and high-speed internet access.

VSAT Internet is available from QR 3,000 per month (774€). Data Packs are also available to boost volume after consuming the 200 GB monthly data quota. Customers benefit from one fixed public IP address per link.

Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Operating Officer of Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We’ve launched this new VSAT service to ensure that Qatar’s businesses have the best connections available 24/7 anywhere in the country. We are confident that this solution, powered by Eutelsat’s innovative KA-SAT satellite, will help us to better match service to the specific requirements of our enterprise customers.”

Patrice Segura, Head of Sales France & MENA, Eutelsat Broadband, added: “This distribution agreement marks a first for Eutelsat Broadband in the Middle East, leveraging on Eutelsat’s broad experience in broadcasting in the region. We are convinced that the performance of satellite broadband through KA-SAT will be ideally suited for answering business needs in the Gulf States and coastal waters.”