Satnews Daily
September 3rd, 2009

SES ASTRA Gets The Broadband Connectivity Out... In Poland...

ASTRA2Connect homepage (090409) SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has signed a further reseller agreement for the marketing of its interactive satellite-based broadband service ASTRA2Connect with the Polish telecommunications incumbent Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. (TP SA) — the roll-out of the service in Poland was started on September 1st. Telekomunikacja Polska, majority owned by France Télécom, is Poland’s leading telecommunications operator. With ASTRA2Connect, the company will expand its extensive service offering and now also provide highly reliable, satellite-based, broadband connections for households possessing insufficient terrestrial broadband infrastructure. ASTRA2Connect will be offered in three different service packages, with download speeds ranging from 512 kbit/s to 2,048 kbit/s. The ASTRA2Connect satellite technology offers a highly reliable, always-on, interactive broadband Internet access, including internet telephony, for flat service fees. The customer premises equipment — a modem and a satellite dish — is low cost and delivered with a tool for easy self-installation. ASTRA2Connect was first marketed in early 2007 and is now available in 14 countries throughout Europe. The service is marketed via wholesalers and Internet service providers to the residential market.