Eutelsat: A Tooway Pickup (SatCom)

PARIS, France -- Eutelsat Communications has signed a distribution contract for the Tooway™ broadband service between its Skylogic subsidiary and Eurosat-Ukraine.

A new agreement will bring satellite broadband services to under served regions of Ukraine.

Eurosat-Ukraine is an affiliate of Altegrosky, a leading provider of satellite-delivered telecoms services in Russia and CIS countries.

The new contract between Skylogic and Eurosat-Ukraine covers distribution to consumers in Ukraine of the Tooway™ satellite broadband service, which is delivered via Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite.

With Tooway™ packages enabling users to benefit from download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps, Eurosat-Ukraine can now offer fast and immediate Internet access to users across Ukraine.

Leveraging Altegrosky's extensive experience of providing traditional VSAT solutions in Russia, with 6 500 terminals already deployed, the company plans to focus on rural areas and areas with poor ADSL and mobile broadband coverage.

More than 10 million households in Ukraine's rural and suburban areas are not served by any Internet access, representing a significant addressable market.

The new generation Tooway™ service is provided by Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite which went into full commercial service in May.

With its total throughput of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT is a wireless broadband infrastructure designed to deliver fast, effective and affordable IP applications to users across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.

Source: Satnews Daily