Eutelsat swells Ka-sat network to Turkey, Iraq
on Sep 8, 2011

Eutelsat Communications signed a three-year distribution agreement with Eser Telekom to provide its new generation Tooway satellite broadband service in Turkey, Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan, Eutelsat announced yesterday (7 Sept), reports Satellite Today.

The deal, valued at 5 million euros (AED25.8m), will see Eser Telekom accept the Tooway service from Eutelsat’s Ka-Sat satellite and redistribute it to its enterprise and consumer market customers in the region that are beyond reach of terrestrial networks. The new agreement was signed in conjunction with Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate, marking the operator’s first Ka-Sat contract in Turkey, Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Eser Telekom also said it plans to work with local governments to develop Ka-Sat-based solutions specifically for public administrations.

"[The deal] will ensure that Eser Telekom consolidates its role as a key supplier of broadband infrastructure throughout Turkey. It will also allow Eser Telekom to quickly and effectively expand its presence in Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan in cooperation with our local partners in these countries,”"Eser Telekom board member Tolga Sönmezalp said in a statement.