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Eutelsat and OneAccess Launch Innovative Technology for Advanced Enterprise Services on KA-SAT Satellite

March 12, 2013

PARIS, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

New generation of performance-enhanced satellite-based VPN services immediately
available across entire KA-SAT coverage in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and OneAccess, the leading manufacturer
of multi-service routers and Carrier Ethernet access devices, have joined forces to
develop the first performance-enhanced platform for businesses designed to deliver
services operated on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite in a secure VPN
environment. Set to launch in March 2013, and immediately available across KA-SAT’s entire
footprint, the new service makes satellite communications even more affordable for
businesses by delivering DSL-like service at DSL-like prices.

Since 2011, Eutelsat’s KA-SAT has been steadily transforming the market for
satellite-based broadband services for consumers and enterprises in Europe, North Africa
and the Middle East. To enhance and extend the scope of enterprise services, OneAccess has
worked in collaboration with Eutelsat to develop a dedicated One1520 satellite router that
incorporates integrated traffic acceleration, IP routing and IP-VPN secure transport to
deliver 20Mbps download and 6Mbps upload. This One1520 single embedded box solution
dramatically decreases the total cost of ownership for both users and operators. The
resulting new business services based on this innovative platform are ideal for delivering
Internet access to businesses with dispersed networks of offices where maintaining a
high-speed, secure, inter-branch communications network is critical. The most advanced
uses of ultrafast broadband private networks are now possible, enabling new possibilities,
in particular fast implementation of integrated backup or traffic offload solutions in
highly secure environments.

Speaking about the partnership, Jean-Francois Fenech, General Manager of Eutelsat’s
Broadband Business Unit, said, “Through our cutting edge KA-SAT technology, we have
demonstrated our ability to provide broadband access to businesses with unmatched quality
and capacity across the extended service area of our KA-SAT multibeam satellite. The
partnership between Eutelsat and OneAccess takes our professional services to the next
level, enabling us to deliver a truly next-generation VPN solution for enterprises using
our KA-SAT satellite technology combined with OneAccess innovative router technology.”

Bertrand Meis, CEO at OneAccess added, “This partnership is unique and a major
development for the communications services sector. Our custom-engineered dual-core
routers, incorporating specialized WAN optimisation and standards-based security software,
enable reduced latency and dynamic traffic optimization. The One1520 is a fully integrated
solution that delivers accessibility, transparency and performance. When combined with the
power of KA-SAT, the result is a one-box solution for business and a high quality secure
service which is a genuine fully-fledged complement to any business DSL service in
operation today.”

Meet us at CABSAT [http://www.cabsat.com ]: Eutelsat Hall 1 – Stand E1-10

About Eutelsat Communications (http://www.eutelsat.com
[http://www.eutelsat.com/home/index.html ]) Eutelsat Communications is the holding company
of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe,
the Middle East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific,
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the
world’s leading satellite operators. As of 31 December 2012 Eutelsat’s satellites were
broadcasting 4,500 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group’s satellites also provide a wide range of
services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets.
Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 commercial,
technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.

About OneAccess

Incorporated in 2001, OneAccess is a leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and
carrier Ethernet access devices enabling major telecoms service providers to deliver
business-grade managed services profitably. OneAccess supplies routers to over 140 service
providers including 4 of the top 5 largest telecoms operators in Europe.

By using mass customisation techniques OneAccess router solutions can be precisely
tailored to meet the stringent demands of the business managed services market enabling
superior performance, management, reliability and services innovation. For more
information please see http://www.oneaccess-net.com.

SOURCE Eutelsat Communications and OneAccess

Source: PR Newswire