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Eutelsat Konnect

Eutelsat’s Konnect VHTS readies for launch

Arianespace has finished its pre-launch preparation for the upcoming lift-off for Eutelsat’s important Konnect VHTS satellite. The craft will carry the most powerful satellite digital processor in the world. Thales Alenia Space built the satellite and the current plan, subject to the usual weather and last-minute technical glitches, is to launch the Konnect ‘Very High […]

August 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS en route to launch site

Eutelsat’s powerful Konnect VHTS (Very High Throughput Satellite) is on its way to its French Guiana launch site. The satellite will handle 500 Gb/s of capacity and deliver broadband and mobile connectivity across Europe and beyond. Eutelsat Konnect VHTS is the largest geostationary satellite ever ordered to date in Europe and will embark the most […]

July 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat, Vodacom bring high-speed broadband to Tanzania

Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s Konnect high-throughput satellite. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialize services on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite under its own brand, building out its service offer to customers previously […]

December 2, 2021

Hispasat takes capacity on Eutelsat Konnect

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and French operator Eutelsat have formed a partnership to promote initiatives to bridge the digital divide in Spain and Portugal that Hispasat has already put in place. As part of this agreement, the Hispasat will complement its current capacities with those of Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite over the two countries. This way, […]

October 28, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat adds German broadband to France, Italy

Eutelsat has signed up German telco Deutsche Telecom to distribute its Konnect broadband service from the end of 2021. Both companies are also discussing an extension of their partnership in the future. Deutsche Telekom is already using Eutelsat capacity to provide telecommunications and disaster relief in the areas affected by the floods this summer. Investment […]

October 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat secures Konnect deal with Nigeria

France’s President Emmanuel Macron was present at an important contract signing at the Elysee Palace between Eutelsat and Nigeria’s GloWorld Globacom telco. The deal saw GloWorld commit to a “multi-year, multi-Gb/s” spectrum contract aboard Eutelsat’s Konnect Ka-band satellite which will be used to supply broadband connectivity to underserved regions of Nigeria. Globacom, trading under the […]

October 5, 2021By Chris Forrester

Hughes selected by Eutelsat to power Konnect VHTS

Hughes Network Systems, a specialist in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks, has announced that Eutelsat Communications selected the Hughes Jupiter System Series 3 to enable services on the new Eutelsat Konnect VHTS (Very High-Throughput Satellite). Currently under construction and expected to launch in 2022, Konnect VHTS will provide fixed broadband and mobility connectivity across […]

September 8, 2021

Eutelsat ups dividend

Eutelsat’s end of year report (FY/2021 to June 30th) saw revenues of €1.2 billion (in line with consensus expectations of €1.19bn) and helped by a Q4 trading performance that came in 1 per cent ahead of expectations. Management announced an adjusted free cashflow of €498 million and again ahead of expectations. The results helped Eutelsat […]

July 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat signs deal with WORK Microwave

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 […]

July 7, 2021

Eutelsat launches ADVANCE services

Satellite operator has launched Eutelsat ADVANCE, which it describes as a global network solution for unlimited reach in a world where increasing digitalisation is having a massive impact on connectivity requirements for businesses. Eutelsat ADVANCE is an end-to-end managed connectivity service, including network interconnection, a management portal and APIs for service providers and their clients, […]

June 24, 2021