SES to Deliver High-Speed Connectivity to German Communities

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region of Germany

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region of Germany. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

[Via Satellite 02-12-2014] SES Broadband Services has announced that it will provide its “Astra Connect for communities” satellite broadband service to 15 German villages in regions of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

This solution uses one satellite antenna installed on a central head-end, and the broadband connection is supplied to end users through either Wi-Fi access or the existing terrestrial telephone network. This will provide Internet access at speeds of up to 25 Mbps to all households within the head-end reach. Depending on the location of each village, one or more head-ends can be installed to provide the required coverage.

Each community will be supported by the Broadband Competency Center Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (BKZ M-V) to ensure smooth implementation of the project.

“There are many communities in Germany and further afield in Europe that need such a service quickly and without elaborate costs,” said Patrick Biewer, managing director of SES. “We are sure the solution fits very well into the German broadband landscape and provides a cost effective and competitive service for other villages and regions that are unconnected so far.”

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