Eutelsat Communications and OneAccess, the leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and Carrier Ethernet access devices, have joined forces to develop the first performance-enhanced platform for businesses designed to deliver services operated on Eutelsat’s KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite in a secure VPN environment. Set to launch in March 2013, and immediately available across KA-SAT’s entire footprint, the new service makes satellite communications even more affordable for businesses by delivering DSL-like service at DSL-like prices.

Since 2011, Eutelsat’s KA-SAT has been steadily transforming the market for satellite-based broadband services for consumers and enterprises in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. To enhance and extend the scope of enterprise services, OneAccess has worked in collaboration with Eutelsat to develop a dedicated One1520 satellite router that incorporates integrated traffic acceleration, IP routing and IP-VPN secure transport to deliver 20Mbps download and 6Mbps upload. This One1520 single embedded box solution dramatically decreases the total cost of ownership for both users and operators. The resulting new business services based on this innovative platform are ideal for delivering Internet access to businesses with dispersed networks of offices where maintaining a high-speed, secure, inter-branch communications network is critical. The most advanced uses of ultrafast broadband private networks are now possible, enabling new possibilities, in particular fast implementation of integrated backup or traffic offload solutions in highly secure environments.

Speaking about the partnership, Jean-François Fenech, General Manager of Eutelsat's Broadband Business Unit, said,
“Through our cutting edge KA-SAT technology, we have demonstrated our ability to provide broadband access to businesses with unmatched quality and capacity across the extended service area of our KA-SAT multibeam satellite. The partnership between Eutelsat and OneAccess takes our professional services to the next level, enabling us to deliver a truly next-generation VPN solution for enterprises using our KA-SAT satellite technology combined with OneAccess innovative router technology.”

Bertrand Meis, CEO at OneAccess added, “This partnership is unique and a major development for the communications services sector. Our custom-engineered dual-core routers, incorporating specialized WAN optimisation and standards-based security software, enable reduced latency and dynamic traffic optimization. The One1520 is a fully integrated solution that delivers accessibility, transparency and performance. When combined with the power of KA-SAT, the result is a one-box solution for business and a high quality secure service which is a genuine fully-fledged complement to any business DSL service in operation today.”