Eutelsat signs deal with WORK Microwave
July 7, 2021
WORK Microwave, a European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, has signed a new multimillion-dollar agreement with Eutelsat.
Eutelsat is using WORK Microwave’s Ka- and Q-/V-band converters on its ground segment equipment during the next phase of its connectivity strategy, offering ultra-high data throughput via its Konnect VHTS satellite.
“Data consumption is skyrocketing around the world, and the goal of our Konnect VHTS satellite is to enable easy, affordable, and fast internet delivery,” said Guillaume Benoît, broadband system and connectivity manager at Eutelsat. “Following the selection of WORK Microwave’s solution on Eutelsat Konnect infrastructure for our broadband services in Europe and in Africa, we are pleased to confirm its use for our Konnect VHTS ground infrastructure. With WORK Microwave’s well-engineered converter solutions, we can improve the reliability and performance of our ground infrastructure.”
Eutelsat says its high throughput satellites are key to bridging the digital divide as they are optimised to deliver affordable and high-quality broadband to consumers, professionals, and companies beyond the range of fibre and ADSL. With 230 spot beams and an overall capacity of about 500 Gbps, Konnect VHTS will provide two-way broadband connectivity across Europe and beyond. Konnect VHTS will enable Eutelsat to provide fibre-like connectivity to end users at fibre-like pricing.
“We’re thrilled to be awarded this new contract with Eutelsat, one of our longtime customers and an operator that is well-known for driving technology innovation,” said Dr. Thomas Fröhlich, CEO at WORK Microwave. “Our converters offer a multichannel architecture that allows wider coverage of each frequency band for broadband applications, which is a real technological breakthrough for Eutelsat. Overall, this deployment reinforces our strong partnership with Eutelsat and validates their trust in WORK Microwave’s technology and the unmatched quality we provide for the Q- and V-band. This contract confirms the globally recognised leadership of WORK Microwave for state-of-the-art frequency converters in Q- and V-Band.”