Intelsat, Telespazio and Hughes Europe Form New Satellite Broadband Service
Intelsat, Telespazio and Hughes Network Systems Europe (Hughes Europe) will join in the launch of a new satellite broadband service platform to provide high-quality broadband IP connectivity, primarily serving Italian corporations with locations in Eastern Europe.
Each location will be equipped with a Hughes very small aperture terminal (VSAT) to access satellite broadband service with guaranteed levels of service.
Intelsat is providing capacity on the IS-901 satellite located at 342 degreesE; Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Alcatel Company) is providing Internet backbone connectivity and managing operations from its teleport in Fucino, Italy.
For its part, Hughes is supplying the recently launched HN7000S product platform with DVB-S2 including a NOC (Network Operations Center) and broadband satellite routers, plus related services.
End-user services will be marketed through Telespazio’s and Hughes Europe’s retail service provider sales channels.
The new service platform will provide integrated networks to corporate enterprises incorporating fast Internet access, data and voice links, VoIP, and VPN solutions, giving them all the advantages of broadband connectivity, even where terrestrial infrastructure is not available.