French-based satellite provider Eutelsat signed a multi-year spotbeam capacity deal on Ka-Sat with skyDSL GLobal — a leading provider of satellite Internet services in Europe. The agreement has an option for an additional five years following 18 months of broadband service delivery through Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite.
With over a decade of experience in providing high-quality satellite Internet solutions, the Germany-based company delivers a portfolio of Internet access and triple play services under its skyDSL2+ brand. The platform offers download speeds of up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6 Mbps, and are commercialized through various sales channels. skyDSL2+ is currently available in Austria, the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Spain.
In a company statement, skyDSL Global Managing Director Jan Hesse said: “Our experience of Ka-Sat since 2011 has convinced us that this is an unmatched platform for driving penetration of high-quality satellite broadband in Europe. This new contract equips us to grow our business in our core markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain, and penetrate new markets. We continue to contribute to closing the digital divide in our target markets with our high quality ADSL-style portfolio and compelling pricing.”
Echoing the sentiments of Mr. Hesse, Eutelsat Broadband Business Unit General Manager Jean-François Fenech said: “We are delighted to strike this new agreement which gives skyDSL the flexibility and long-term visibility it seeks to expand its network and pursue its commitment to high-quality and competitively-priced broadband. This is further evidence of KA-SAT’s ability to match the requirements of different users, from clients seeking a turnkey product, to clients who want a flexible, reliable and scalable platform to manage their own services.”