SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that its long-standing partner NordNet has developed a new on-demand satellite broadband offering, for which it contracted additional Ka-band capacity on the SES satellite ASTRA 2F. The solution, based on SES Broadband Services' technology, offers download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s for second residences and holiday homes in France and is marketed in France.
NordNet's offering called "Satellite Internet Tempo" is an on-demand internet access, which is available with a monthly subscription of 3 Euros. With this subscription, customers can order an internet pass for 2.99 Euros per day. The offer also includes a permanent Voice over IP telephone connection and, with the help of the included television-LNB, access to television channels from the ASTRA orbital slot 19.2 degrees East.
"We are happy that NordNet is again pioneering satellite broadband services in Europe, offering the first on-demand satellite-based internet service for second residences and holiday homes in France," said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services. "We are convinced that this new offering, with its Triple Play features, is a complete solution that responds to currently unserved needs in the market."
Francis Piet, CEO of NordNet, said: "Thanks to the efficiency and the versatility of the Broadband by Satellite solution, we can offer innovative solutions which answer specific needs. And with a partner like SES at our side, we really feel the sky is the limit !"