Russian Satellite Communications and Eutelsat to Partner for Broadband Services

Eutelsat Communications and the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Russia’s state satellite operator, will partner on the commercialization of broadband and data network services in Russia using Eutelsat’s new KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite.

Launched in December 2010 and on track to shortly go into full commercial service, KA-SAT is a pan-European infrastructure which will support the Tooway broadband service provided by Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate. Within the framework of the partnership, RSCC  will be the main partner of Skylogic to commercialise Tooway services in European regions of the Russian Federation.

At the SVIAZ Expocomm conference and exhibition in Moscow, which closed its doors on Friday May 13, Eutelsat and RSCC unveiled the enhanced performance and speed of the Tooway broadband service with the first live demonstration via KA-SAT.

We are delighted to further enhance our strategic partnership with Eutelsat and are confident that our co-operation will allow us to take satellite broadband services for Russian state and private customers to new levels of quality, and will initiate the market for advanced development of Ka-band networks on the satellites now on order by RSCC,” said Yuri Prokhorov, director general, RSCC.

By combining the performance of KA-SAT with the market expertise and reputation of RSCC, we are creating a powerful platform for the development of broadband access services for users in Russia. We look forward to collaborating with RSCC on solutions that enable Russian users to access the full benefits of broadband,” said Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat.

By TelecomLead.com Team

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