SES Joins with BeyonDSL To Market Broadband in U.K.

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Satellite operator SES of Luxembourg has signed an agreement with BeyonDSL under which BeyonDSL will market SES high-speed broadband services in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In an April 30 press release, SES said the service will use Ka-band capacity aboard SES’s Astra 2F satellite located at 28.2 degrees east longitude and will be marketed under the brand name Satellite Internet. Terminals for the service, featuring 20 megabits-per-second download speeds, will be provided by Gilat Satellite Technologies of Israel, SES said.

“We are delighted to extend our new high-speed satellite internet service to consumers in the UK and Ireland together with our long-standing partner BeyonDSL,” Patrick Biewer, managing director of SES Broadband Services, said in a prepared statement. “We are convinced that our new Ka-band solution presents a great alternative to users who do not have access to terrestrial broadband offers.”