SES and the satellite communications technology specialist Newtec have signed an agreement to provide Europe’s largest satellite broadband network, Astra2Connect, with next generation Ka-band Sat3Play terminals and related hub infrastructure.
SES is currently delivering broadband Internet and voice-over-IP services to over 80,000 private households and small businesses across Europe using Newtec’s technology in Ku-band and offering download speeds up to 6 Mbps. With this new agreement, Newtec will be providing the next generation Ka-band terminals featuring higher download speeds beyond 10 Mbps and Newtec’s Point&Play self-installation capability. Newtec will also enhance existing Astra2Connect end user terminals in Ku-band to enable download capabilities of up to 10 Mbps. These terminals are “Ka-Ready” providing an easy and low cost migration path from Ku-band to Ka-band.