LUXEMBOURG: SES Broadband Services (SBBS) announced an expansion of its partnership with the Internet service provider ORBITCOM to include the delivery of Astra Connect for communities in Germany.
The new deal follows ORBITCOM’s successful delivery of the Astra Connect service, which provides broadband Internet to individual households and businesses via a satellite dish. The partnership, which has been in place since April, has now been extended to include the marketing of Astra Connect for communities.
The solution uses a single antenna to provide an entire community with a satellite broadband connection, which is then distributed via a local network infrastructure, such as WiFi. Users served by the networks will be able to browse the different packages offered online and then place orders through a dedicated website and webshop set up by ORBITCOM. The ISP will also be responsible for the delivery of the equipment and customer support.