Satellite sector seeks EU funds to meet broadband targets

Friday 17 September 2010 | 11:25 CET | News
The European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) is lobbying the European Commission for funding for new communication satellites, writes La Tribune. Along with industry players such as satellite manufacturers Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, ESOA has written to the EC's two vice presidents, Neelie Kroes and Antonio Tajani, to request a financial effort for telecommunications, described as the poor relation of Europe's space policy. "It is very clearly not the first priority of the EU, because this sector works very well", operator SES's CEO, Romain Bausch told La Tribune. Nevertheless, he

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: EADS Astrium / SES / Thales Alenia Space
Countries: Europe
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