Telecom Lead Europe:
Serbia Broadband (SBB) and Eutelsat Communications have entered into a pact to distribute
the Tooway satellite broadband service in six Balkan countries.
The agreement will enable SBB to bundle its Total TV
platform on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite with Tooway broadband services via the
KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite.
SBB has a subscriber base of over one million pay-TV homes
with Total TV in Serbia.
SBB plans to offer satellite broadband solutions to users in
Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, FYRO
Macedonia, Croatia and Montenegro located in areas with
limited or no access to terrestrial broadband. Services will be available in
single-play, double-play and triple-play options (TV, Internet and VOIP).
“We are delighted to broaden our relationship with
Eutelsat, our longstanding partner for satellite broadcasting, by venturing
into satellite broadband. This new agreement enables us to deliver homes and
businesses in the Balkan region with immediate access to the highest quality
broadband service. Eutelsat’s broadband solutions are fully in line with SBB’s
commitment to leveraging the most innovative technologies that meet the needs
of users irrespective of their location,” said Dragica Pilipovic Chaffey,
CEO of SBB.
“SBB’s selection of the Tooway service underscores our
confidence in the intrinsic benefit of satellites for bridging the digital
divide. As a reference in the region for broadcast and broadband services, SBB
is astutely selecting qualified technologies that enable it to ensure it has a
complete digital service offer for consumers, with no exception,” said Apostolos
Triantafyllou, regional sales director CEE at Eutelsat.