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2010-11-27 08:30:00

Europe has launched the first satellite dedicated to delivering broadband services. The Hylas spacecraft is designed to work in remote locations, also known as "hotspots," such as rural villages where it is currently not possible to get a fast Internet connection. The satellite was successfully placed into orbit 34 minutes after its launch from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on an Arian 5 rocket. Hylas signal was picked up almost immediately at an antenna located in India. The...

2008-07-04 15:00:34

Avanti Communications Group, a satellite operator, has signed a contract to provide broadband services to SATdsl, a provider of satellite communication solutions in the Czech Republic. The initial contract value is GBP100,000 over three years. At the outset bandwidth will be provided on Avanti's leased satellite capacity and then migrated to Hylas when it launches in 2009. The contract is for a 'Virtual Networks Operator' (VNO) service, which means that Avanti provides a fully managed...

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