SES ASTRA announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Romanian internet service provider E-Sourcing Know-How & Serv. Ltd. for the marketing of its satellite-based broadband service ASTRA2Connect inRomania. E-Sourcing will market ASTRA2Connect to households and businesses in isolated areas without access to terrestrial broadband networks.
"We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with E-Sourcing which will allow us to offer ASTRA2Connect in another country in Central and Eastern Europe," said Norbert Hölzle, Chief Commercial Officer at SES ASTRA. "Since broadband access is a catalyst for economic success in the information economy, it has become increasingly important for businesses and individuals to be connected to the Internet. With ASTRA2Connect we offer an easy solution to access the Internet everywhere and independent from any terrestrial infrastructures."
"We are happy to become a member of the ASTRA2Connect family", said Arthur Chivulescu, Executive Manager at E-Sourcing. "We are very much looking forward to a great business relationship with SES ASTRA. Romania is in need of a broadband success story for the rural regions, and we are convinced that we will leverage our local know-how with this innovative and future-proof technology," Project Manager Mihail Florescu added.
ASTRA2Connect is offered via distribution partners to end-customers and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. To date, the servicehas more than 75,000 end-users in 23 countries in Europe, thereby representing the largest satellite-based broadband network on the continent. Most recently, SES ASTRA has introduced a new technology to provide ASTRA2Connect to entire communities without end-users having to install their own satellite antenna.