Eutelsat to launch 10 Mbps internet service in April

Thursday 5 August 2010 | 08:59 CET | News
Eutelsat will start offering up to 10 Mbps satellite internet service from April 2011 using the Astrium-built Ka-Sat satellite, the biggest European telecommunication satellite built to date, currently being assembled in Toulouse, France. La Depeche writes that the 6 tonne satellite with a 16 year working life (?) costs EUR 400 million to build. It will be launched on a Proton rocket from Baikonour, Kazahkstan, at the end of October. Its orbital position at 9 degrees East will give it a footprint over Europe and the Maghreb region. Eutelsat said that over 30 million homes could be served

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat / Nordnet
Countries: Africa / Europe / France
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