Eutelsat Signs Italian Broadband Deal
December 10, 2009 | Staff Writer
Eutelsat has signed a contract with Italian telecoms operator Brennercom to deploy Eutelsat’s Tooway broadband satellite service in the Tyrol region, Eutelsat announced Dec. 9.
Brennercom will partner with Internet service provider Raiffeisen OnLine and Run, a regional network infrastructure manager in South Tyrol, to roll out the services in the region.
Raiffeisen OnLine and Run provide customers a satellite kit, which will be subsidized through public funds and made available on request to homes located beyond range of ADSL and terrestrial wireless networks, principally in remote towns and the many hamlets of the mountainous province.
“Through this advanced satellite system we will be able to deliver fast Internet connections to areas that we and our competitors could previously not serve. We have full confidence in Eutelsat and Skylogic's solution and plan to deploy it as fast and as effectively as possible,” Brennercom CEO
Karl Manfredi said in a statement.