Sunday, June 7, 2009

Eutelsat's Tooway Satellite Raises Speeds to 3.6 Mbps

Eutelsat Communications will increase the speed of its Tooway consumer broadband satellite service to 3.6 Mbps from 2 Mbps for no added cost. Maximum uplink

speeds have also increased to 384 kbps for all customers. In addition, overnight usage volumes will be discounted by 50% between midnight and 6am GMT to reward use of the satellite network at times of traditional low usage.

The Tooway solution consists of a small satellite dish and a modem connected to the PC.

In 2010, Eutelsat plans to expand the service with additional broadband access up to 10 Mbps. These revolutionary broadband speeds will come from the launch of KA-SAT, the dedicated new satellite from Eutelsat specifically designed for broadband delivery in Europe. The satellite, which has the combined capacity of 40 traditional satellites, will enable Eutelsat to serve up to two million European homes at a similar speed, price and quality to terrestrial ADSL2 services.

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