Intrasky combines Eutelsat Ka-band capacity with Newtec technology for Internet connectivity in the Levant
Paris, 5 March 2014 — Intrasky, a key satellite service provider in the Middle East and Africa, has selected Ka-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West C satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Newtec’s latest satellite technology to boost its Internet connectivity services in the Levant area.
Intrasky will occupy a 72 MHz transponder on EUTELSAT 8 West C with a 250Mbps link for a leading ISP in the region that is seeking to supplement stretched download capacity on fibre and to ensure full continuity of service. Intrasky has chosen Newtec technology, specifically the MDM6000 Satellite Modem that achieves high bandwidth optimisation and manages multiple services including data, video and Internet access.
Commenting on the project, Naim Aoun, General Manager of Intrasky said: “With this very competitive solution we are demonstrating how we constantly seek to provide our clients with the latest technology using very efficient high throughput satellite capacity. Based on Intrasky’s long experience and this technological combination we have once again taken up the challenge to implement innovative satellite services and are forging the way into the region’s future satellite business.”
Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet Eutelsat Chief Commercial Officer, added: “The demand for IP backhaul is increasing year on year, driven by more video consumption through the Internet and a relentless surge in the use of data services via smartphones. The combination of Eutelsat’s Ka-band capacity and Newtec’s technology positions us to offer flexible and reliable Internet connectivity solutions, challenging the perception that fibre is the automatic route to highly competitive point-to-point links.”
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Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 34 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.
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