SES Broadband Services, the internet via satellite subsidiary of satellite operator SES, has signed an agreement with German internet service provider Orbitcom to market its Astra Connect service in Germany.
Provided via Ka-band capacity on SES’s recently launched satellite Astra 2E (28.2 degrees East), Astra Connect provides high-speed internet access across Europe. Orbitcom will deploy the service to households in under-served areas in Germany where current broadband speeds are 2Mbps or less.
Six different options of Astra Connect service packages will be available to Orbitcom customers with prices depending on data volume. The additional night option allows browsing without limit and without volume billing and is an integral part of any tariff. All packages have download speeds of up to 20Mbps and upload speeds of up to 2Mbps.
“The internet has become an indispensable part of our lives and yet high-speed broadband internet access is still not the norm,” Andreas Schmidt, CEO of Orbitcom, said in Trier. “With the Astra Connect tariffs we can provide both casual surfers and usage-heavy home office operators internet access that is directly tuned to their needs and usage patterns. For everyone, everywhere, this is crucial.”
Patrick Biewer, managing director of SES Broadband Services, said: “We are looking forward to working with Orbitcom in Germany, a very important market for us. With the launch of Astra 2E we have expanded capacity and coverage for this market, allowing further growth and connectivity for everyone, regardless of their location.”