Eutelsat Deploys Newtec for Satellite Broadband

Eutelstat to offer Ku-band satellite broadband services into Africa using Newtec's Sat3Play technology

September 9, 2011

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PARIS and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium -- The broadbandsubsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Skylogic, hasselected leading satellite communications specialist Newtec in asignificant contract to supply its Sat3Play® hub technology. To beinstalled at Skylogic’s Sardinia teleport, Newtec’s technology willoperate via Eutelsat Ku-band satellite capacity to ramp up the group’sresponse to rapidly growing broadband markets in Africa.

With capacity commercialised on 27 satellites providing coverage acrossEurope, the Middle East, Africa and significant parts of Asia as well asthe Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's leading satellite operators.

“With the cost-efficient Newtec Sat3Play hub and end-user terminaltechnology, we will be able to further broaden the scope of satellitebroadband connectivity at very attractive service fees for SOHOs, SMEs andconsumers in western and central Africa,” said Arduino Patacchini, CEO ofSkylogic, Eutelsat’s broadband subsidiary.

Eutelsat Communications S.A.

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