Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) will provide satellite Internet to users across Ukraine. Eutelsat announced the signature of a distribution contract for the Tooway™ broadband service between its Skylogic subsidiary and Eurosat-Ukraine. Eurosat-Ukraine is an affiliate of Altegrosky, a leading provider of satellite-delivered telecoms services in Russia and CIS countries. The new contract between Skylogic and Eurosat-Ukraine covers distribution to consumers in the Ukraine of the Tooway™ new generation satellite broadband service, which is delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite.
With Tooway™ packages enabling users to benefit from download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps, Eurosat-Ukraine can now offer fast and immediate Internet access to users across the Ukraine. Leveraging Altegrosky’s extensive experience of providing traditional VSAT solutions in Russia, with 6 500 terminals already deployed, the company plans to focus on rural areas and areas with poor ADSL and mobile broadband coverage. Over 10 million households in the Ukraine’s rural and suburban areas are not served by any Internet access, representing a significant addressable market.
Celebrating the partnership with Eutelsat, Sergey Pekhterev General Manager of Altegrosky, said: “Our new partnership with Skylogic and Eutelsat is a powerful new platform for expanding our range of services and increasing the efficiency of the solutions we offer. Our objective with our joint effort is to tackle the problem of white spots by offering the speed and performance of Tooway™ to households across the Ukraine.”
Arduino Patacchini, CEO of Skylogic responded: “The selection of Tooway™ by Altegrosky, an expert in satellite-based telecom networks, highlights the confidence of our partners in the new KA-SAT broadband infrastructure. We look forward to developing Tooway™ service growth in Eastern Europe with Altegrosky and Eurosat-Ukraine, and believe that the performance and affordability of our new-generation satellite broadband services will contribute to rapidly reducing digital exclusion for individuals deprived of high-speed Internet access.”
The new generation Tooway™ service is provided by Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite which went into full commercial service in May. With its total throughput of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT is a wireless broadband infrastructure designed to deliver fast, effective and affordable IP applications to users across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.