Eutelsat Seals Distribution Agreement With RG Networks, Making Satellite Broadband Available Via KA-SAT Across Hungary
PARIS, May 9, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Eutelsat Communications, (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite
operators, today announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic subsidiary and RG
Networks, enabling RG Networks to benefit from Eutelsat's KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite
and advanced user equipment to deliver broadband to businesses and consumers across
Hungary. RG Networks, a subsidiary of the Hungarian IT specialist RG Hungary, launched
services via KA-SATin Hungary at the beginning of this month under the 'vanNET' brand.
RG Networks' set ambition is to respond to the Hungarian government's commitment to
provide fast Internet for all citizens by end 2013, in line with the European Union
Directive. RG Networks is commited by this time to connecting more than 2,000 users with
satellite broadband via KA-SAT, delivering download speed up to 10Mbps and upload speeds
up to 4 Mbps.
Szabolcs Lengvarszky, COO of RG Networks, commented: "With this new agreement we now
have the key to immediate access to the highest quality satellite broadband service for
homes and businesses in Hungary. With KA-SAT, we are positioned to provide nationwide
coverage and can accelerate the pace of broadband roll-out."
"Our KA-SAT satellite and new-generation user equipment are the ideal broadband
service for Hungarian customers, particularly in more rural and difficult to reach areas
of the country. We are delighted to work with RG Networks to help Hungary achieve the
target of broadband for all," said Achille De Tommaso, CEO of Skylogic.
With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite has ushered
in a new era of competitively-priced, satellite-delivered services for homes and
businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The satellite forms the cornerstone
of an infrastructure, which also comprises eight main satellite gateways connected to the
Internet by a fibre backbone ring.
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding
company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 28 satellites that provide
coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and
significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading
satellite operators in terms of revenues. As of 31 December 2011, Eutelsat's satellites
were broadcasting more than 4,150 television channels. More than 1,100 channels are
broadcast via its HOT BIRD video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East alone which serves over
120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The
Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications
services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet
Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband
subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through
teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government
agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 700 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.
About RG Networks Ltd.
RG Networks Ltd. (Headquarter: Hungary 1146 Budapest, Dozsa Gyorgy u. 1. Office:
Hungary 7622 Pecs, Nyirfa u. 24.6, Trade register No.: CG. 01-09-939781) is the member of
the 12 years old RG Hungary group based on IT and TELCO technologies. RG Hungary with its
members (RG Net, RG Networks, RG Mikronet, RG Studio) cover the main part of information
technology and telecommunication: software and hardware development, IT solutions, IT
operating, online marketing and web planning, secure and surveillance systems, wireless
and satellite data communications, wireless and satellite broadband connections. RG
Hungary has offices in the Hungarian Capital Budapest, as well as in Pecs, the former
Capital of European Culture in 2010. RG Networks serves with business (b2b) and also
commercial (b2c) services mainly the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) segment but also has
customers from local governments, business sector, residential market, and from enterprise
Source: Eutelsat Communications and RG Networks Ltd.
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