SES has signed an agreement with BeyonDSL for the distribution of SES Broadband in the UK and Ireland. The new satellite Internet service is marketed by BeyonDSL under the brand name “Satellite Internet” and offers download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s. The service uses Ka-band capacity on SES’ Astra 2F satellite located at the orbital position 28.2 degrees East. The end-user terminals are provided by Gilat Satellite Technologies.
“We are delighted to extend our new high-speed satellite Internet service to consumers in the UK and Ireland together with our long-standing partner BeyonDSL,” said Patrick Biewer,” Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. “We are convinced that our new Ka-band solution presents a great alternative to users who do not have access to terrestrial broadband offers.”
“Our service, ‘Satellite Internet’, with up to 20 Mbit/s download speeds is another step in our continuing mission to offer competitive and affordable high-speed satellite internet packages for customers throughout the UK and Ireland,” said Mike Locke, Managing Director of BeyonDSL. “Both SES Broadband Services and BeyonDSL are committed to the further development of high-speed satellite internet for customers with limited or no access to this indispensable technology.”