Eutelsat announces agreement with Egyptsat for Tooway satellite broadband

Eutelsat Communications announced a 6-year distribution
agreement valued at €20 million between its Skylogic subsidiary and Egyptsat.


The agreement enables Egyptsat to use the Tooway
satellite service to provide broadband services to users beyond reach of terrestrial
or wireless networks across Egypt.


With download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds
of up to 4 Mbps, Tooway satellite broadband will bring fast, reliable and
affordable Internet access for Egyptsat 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 need for a telephone line.


Egyptsat is a VSAT service provider in the
Middle East and Africa. The company is a licensed VSAT operator in Egypt,
providing Internet services to oil companies in Egypt and outside of Egypt for
offshore locations.


Tooway will complement the company’s product portfolio by
offering satellite Internet solutions at competitive prices for small offices
and home users in industrial and economic centres in the north of the country
who can be served through the KA-SAT spotbeam allocated specifically for Egypt.


“Tooway is the best fit for Egypt’s new
era,with Internet users increasing from 21 million
to 25.4 million just after the 25th January
revolution. With a price comparable to ADSL, Tooway is the passcode
for this new era,” said Mohamed Elghamry, CEO of Egyptsat.


“Tooway is the ideal broadband service to meet the needs of Egyptsat’s customers in rural
and difficult to reach areas of the region. We are delighted
to work with Egyptsat to extend
broadband availability, and look forward to building a close and
longstanding partnership which contributes to achieving a high-quality
broadband environment in Egypt,” said Arduino Patacchini, CEO of


With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT
brings a new era of competitively-priced, satellite-delivered services for
homes and small businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.


Eutelsat Communications recently 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 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.


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