Communications announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic
subsidiary and VIVACOM to provide Tooway satellite broadband service in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria’s leading telecommunications service
provider, will use the Tooway service, delivered via Eutelsat’s KA-SAT
satellite, to provide high-speed broadband services to residential and
enterprise users beyond range of terrestrial networks.
download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps, Tooway
satellite broadband will bring fast and reliable Internet access for VIVACOM
customers. Almost one million Bulgarian households, that are mainly located in
rural and suburban areas, are still beyond reach of fixed terrestrial or
wireless networks, underscoring the potential of satellite broadband in
VIVACOM’s home market. VIVACOM is launching the service at prices starting from
BGN 39 (19.90â‚¬) per month.
“The Tooway satellite
broadband service is the
latest addition to our
wide portfolio of communicationssolutions,”
said Simeon Donev, director Products and Services
positions VIVACOM as the first ISP on the Bulgarian market with 100 percent national
coverage, making it possible to extend broadband
availability to users in areas with limited telecommunications
infrastructure. This is a
real breakthrough for the Internet landscape for Bulgaria,” Donev added.
“Tooway is coming
into its own as the ideal satellite
broadband service to complement terrestrial broadband, and we
are delighted that its performance and potential have been recognised by VIVACOM, the leader in Bulgaria
for developing modern telecommunications services,” said Arduino
Patacchini, CEO of Skylogic.
Tooway solution consists of a small satellite dish and a modem connected to the
PC via Ethernet, giving customers Internet access with no need for a landline.
The service is delivered via Eutelsat’s innovative KA-SAT satellite, which
entered commercial service in May 2011.
its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, KA-SAT ranks as the world’s most
powerful spacecraft and, as Europe’s first
High-Throughput Satellite (HTS), is bringing a new era of competitively-priced,
satellite-delivered services for homes and small businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The satellite
forms the cornerstone of a new infrastructure which includes eight main
satellite gateways across Europe connected to
the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.