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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spot beam satellites

I commented ( post on Feb 10 2011 ) whether While Devas and Antrix agreement was for application development or providing service? The application Devas was supposed to be developing for Antrix - Spot Beam satellite is in the news. 

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today (31st May 2011) announced the commercial entry into service of its KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite, marking the official launch of its new-generation Tooway™ broadband service. Eutelsat’s high-capacity all Ka-band system, combining satellite and on-ground infrastructure, opens a new chapter in the market for satellite-based IP services. As a powerful new platform for delivering high-bandwidth services to users beyond range of terrestrial networks, it can deliver cost-effective and competitive solutions that contribute to building inclusive digital economies across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO commented on the entry into service: “The entry into service of KA-SAT, the world’s most powerful spotbeam satellite, turns a new page in affordable and immediately available IP solutions, and places Europe at the forefront of high-capacity satellite technologies that can serve to quickly close the broadband gap. 

The application was developed by Skylogic and service offered by Tooway where as Satellite was built by Astrium.
Is Toolway an independent service provider or an outfit owned by Skylogic?

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