Hellas Sat, Newtec To Provide Broadband To Greek Islands
[Satellite Today – 2-25-08] Greek satellite operator Hellas Sat is teaming with Newtec to provide satellite broadband to residential users throughout Greece and its remote islands, Hellas Sat announced Feb. 25.
The service will use Newtec’s Sat3Play system and be provided via Ku-band capacity on the Hellas-Sat 2 satellite, positioned at 39°East and will dramatically improve the availability of broadband services in Greece, where only 19 percent of people have access to terrestrial broadband services.
"Hellas Sat understands the importance of broadband connectivity as the only method available today that is capable of establishing cheap internet connectivity anywhere in Greece,” Hellas Sat CEO Christodoulos Protopapas said in a statement. “Hellas Sat is continuing to enhance the existing satellite broadband services by awarding Newtec the contract for a Sat3Play hub and terminals and continuing to bridge the broadband gap for home users located in rural areas and islands".