SES Aatra has signed five new contracts for the provision of Astra one-way satellite broadband services at Europe's orbital position of 19.2 degrees East. The high speed satellite Internet services via Astra target additional territories in Europe and North Africa, notably Algeria.
SES Astra signed a long-term contract with SERVISYS, a French provider of networks and software solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and replicated branch offices, for services to Algeria. This is the first Astra-delivered service specifically targeted at residential audiences in a North-African country.
The launch of all five of the new broadband services on Astra has already been initiated. Astra has been offering high speed satellite Internet services to end-consumers in the Benelux, Germany and Italy since 2000.
The Astra Satellite System is a Direct-to-Home satellite system for the delivery of free-to-air and pay broadcast and broadband services to more than 92 million households in Europe. The Astra satellite fleet currently comprises 13 satellites, transmitting more than 1,100 analogue and digital television and radio channels as well as multimedia and internet services. — (menareport.com)
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