SES Astra Takes Aim At Spanish Broadband Market
SES Astra has signed a deal with Ya.com Internet Factory, owned by T-Online, to launch a new satellite broadband service in Spain called Yacom Satélite. The service is aimed at the more than five million people in Spain who do not have access to ADSL, company officials said today.
Yacom Satélite provides broadband access to the Internet with speeds of between 256 kbps and 768 kbps, depending on the offer chosen by a subscriber. The service’s return channel is through the switched telephone network. The service also includes 10 e-mail accounts of 50 MB, 1 e-mail account of 100 MB, an anti-virus and anti-spam service and 50 MB of space for personal/commercial pages.