Greek operator OTE has selected the Eutelsat Ka-Sat broadband satellite to extend high-speed Internet availability across Greece.

The OTE Satellite Internet Service, delivering download speeds of up to 22Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6Mbps, will offer services across Greece to users who until now have been unable to reap the benefits of a quality broadband experience.

OTE’s new satellite service is available through OTE Group’s retail stores. The service requires a small satellite dish and modem and operates without the need for a fixed telephone line.

Installation of user equipment is carried out by OTE qualified installers. Using the same dish, OTE’s satellite-based internet service can be bundled with its satellite TV service to provide more than 80 digital and 25 HD channels.

Jean-Francois Fenech, general manager at Eutelsat Broadband, commented: “We are delighted to take our relationship with OTE Group to a new level by delivering the very best satellite broadband service in Europe, alongside OTE’s TV platform that broadcasts from the Eutelsat 9A satellite, sharing the same orbital position as Ka-Sat.”