Telespazio (Finmeccanica/Thales) and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) have signed a strategic agreement for the marketing of broadband services in Italy using KA-SAT, the innovative High Throughput Satellite. The initiative supports Italy’s Digital Agenda to reduce the digital divide by increasing broadband deployment.
Under the agreement, Telespazio will commercialise broadband services in Italy and other major European economies using KA-SAT. It will also benefit from the KA-SAT platform to develop new broadband services. By integrating KA-SAT services with existing fixed and mobile solutions, Telespazio will be able to design and offer tailored communication services to its business and institutional customers.
Eutelsat Chairman and CEO, Michel de Rosen, stated, “We are particularly pleased with this agreement with Telespazio, a longstanding Eutelsat partner. Cooperation in KA-SAT services will lead to a significant growth of the Italian market, where Telespazio has always played a central role in the business, corporate, and institutional sectors. We are confident that this new step will favour increased take-up of services through KA-SAT by large Italian telecommunications companies.”
Telespazio CEO, Luigi Pasquali, added, "This new agreement reinforces Telespazio’s intent to act as a partner of choice for companies and institutions in the implementation of programmes of interest to the community. I believe that the services, provided through KA-SAT and combined with Telespazio’s many years of experience in integrated communications, will offer solutions aimed toward significantly reducing the Digital Divide”.