CHELLO SATELLITE SERVICE LAUNCHED IN CRACOW
UPC Polska has launched its Internet access service ‘chello satelitarne’ to inhabitants of Cracow via the Polish satellite digital package of Wizja TV.
Cracow is Poland’s third city to start chello satelitarne distribution. The first city was Warsaw, in which UPC Polska introduced the high speed Internet access service in December last year. The second was Katowice on March 15 this year.
However, subscribers numbers may not set the world alight – Chello satelitarne has nearly 120 subscribers in Poland, and on the last day of 2000 it had 100. The cost of a year’s subscription, which includes a DVB SAT card, is GBP200 (E321).
UPC Polska offers chello satelitarne in co-operation with chello broadband, which is the largest company in Europe offering fast and solid access to the Internet.
To get online via the chello satelitarne service, customers go through the traditional telephone connection (modem dial-up), while the answer reaches the user by quick satellite link. The use of satellite technology guarantees high speed of answering to Internet log on.
To use the service people must have a satellite dish which can connect to Astra1 (19.2 degrees East) and a special Internet DVB SAT PCI card.