SES, Gilat expand Ka-band services to Germany, Italy

SES Broadband Services and Gilat Satellite Networks have announced the expansion of consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over SES’s Astra 2E satellite.

SBBS’s ISPs have recently started offering the satellite broadband service on Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform, providing up to 20 Mbit/s and Voice-over-IP services to private households and small businesses across Germany and Italy over SES’s Astra 2E satellite. The Astra 2E satellite, which entered into the commercial service in the orbital arc of 28.2 degrees East on February 1st 2014, enables the delivery of next generation broadcast and broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“We are continuously enhancing our service offerings by providing satellite internet services across Europe at speeds comparable to standard terrestrial and terrestrial wireless networks such as DSL, cable, and LTE technologies,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SBBS. “Gilat’s advanced VSAT technology, featuring high data rates and cost effective terminal technology, allows us to further optimise our service proposition for the end-consumer market and to increase the competitive advantage of our satellite-based Internet service Astra Connect.”

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