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[Satellite TODAY 12-18-12] SES is now the first satellite operator to offer the satellite broadband service Internet Satellite JET with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s for consumers in France, effective immediately via France Telecom-Orange’s satellite broadband affiliate NordNet, SES announced Dec. 18.
The new service uses Ka-band capacity on the SES Astra 2F satellite and features download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s, VoIP telephony and High-Definition TV from 29.90 euros ($39.40) per month. NordNet uses new generation end-user terminals provided by Gilat Satellite Technologies.
"SES is again pioneering satellite broadband services in Europe, being the first operator to offer equal features to terrestrial services and at a highly competitive price,” SES Broadband Services Managing Director Patrick Biewer said in a statement. “We are convinced that the new Ka-band offer presents a great solution for users in remote locations and will significantly drive product sales in France."
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