Eutelsat Communications announced a three-year
distribution agreement valued at â‚¬5 million between its Skylogic subsidiary and
Eser Telekom to provide the new generation Tooway satellite broadband service
in Turkey, Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Eser Telekom will use the Tooway service, delivered via
Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite, to
provide high-speed broadband to the many enterprises and consumers beyond reach
of terrestrial networks across the region.
Working with local governments, Eser Telekom also plans to develop innovative KA-SAT-based solutions specifically for public
administrations. The new agreement marks the first major contract in Turkey,
Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan to leverage the powerful features of the KA-SAT
“The conclusion with Skylogic of this important
contract for the Tooway service delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite will
ensure that Eser Telekom consolidates its role as a key supplier of broadband
infrastructure throughout Turkey. It will also allow Eser Telekom to
quickly and effectively expand its presence
in Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan in cooperation with
our local partners in these countries,” said Tolga Sonmezalp, board member
of Eser Telekom.
With the consumer service offering download speeds of up
to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps, Tooway broadband will bring fast,
reliable and affordable Internet access for Eser Telekom customers in areas
with limited alternative solutions for broadband.
The Tooway solution consists of a satellite dish and a
modem connected to the PC via Ethernet, giving customers Internet access with
no dependency on a telephone line.
“Tooway is the ideal service to meet the
expectations of Eser Telekom’s customers to quickly access the benefits of
broadband. We are delighted to be working with Eser Telekom, the
first major distribution partner in Turkey and neighbouring countries
to benefit from the superior service delivered through KA-SAT. We look forward
to building a close and longstanding relationship which contributes to building
an inclusive digital environment across these regions,” said Arduino
Patacchini, CEO of Skylogic.
By Telecomlead.com Team