PARIS, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Eutelsat Communications, (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic subsidiary and RG Networks, enabling RG Networks to benefit from Eutelsat's KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite and advanced user equipment to deliver broadband to businesses and consumers across Hungary. RG Networks, a subsidiary of the Hungarian IT specialist RG Hungary, launched services via KA-SATin Hungary at the beginning of this month under the 'vanNET' brand.
RG Networks' set ambition is to respond to the Hungarian government's commitment to provide fast Internet for all citizens by end 2013, in line with the European Union Directive. RG Networks is commited by this time to connecting more than 2,000 users with satellite broadband via KA-SAT, delivering download speed up to 10Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps.
Szabolcs Lengvarszky, COO of RG Networks, commented: "With this new agreement we now have the key to immediate access to the highest quality satellite broadband service for homes and businesses in Hungary. With KA-SAT, we are positioned to provide nationwide coverage and can accelerate the pace of broadband roll-out."
"Our KA-SAT satellite and new-generation user equipment are the ideal broadband service for Hungarian customers, particularly in more rural and difficult to reach areas of the country. We are delighted to work with RG Networks to help Hungary achieve the target of broadband for all," said Achille De Tommaso, CEO of Skylogic.
With its total capacity of more than 70 Gbps, Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite has ushered in a new era of competitively-priced, satellite-delivered services for homes and businesses across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The satellite forms the cornerstone of an infrastructure, which also comprises eight main satellite gateways connected to the Internet by a fibre backbone ring.
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 28 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. As of 31 December 2011, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,150 television channels. More than 1,100 channels are broadcast via its HOT BIRD video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East alone which serves over 120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 700 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.
About RG Networks Ltd.
RG Networks Ltd. (Headquarter: Hungary 1146 Budapest, Dozsa Gyorgy u. 1. Office: Hungary 7622 Pecs, Nyirfa u. 24.6, Trade register No.: CG. 01-09-939781) is the member of the 12 years old RG Hungary group based on IT and TELCO technologies. RG Hungary with its members (RG Net, RG Networks, RG Mikronet, RG Studio) cover the main part of information technology and telecommunication: software and hardware development, IT solutions, IT operating, online marketing and web planning, secure and surveillance systems, wireless and satellite data communications, wireless and satellite broadband connections. RG Hungary has offices in the Hungarian Capital Budapest, as well as in Pecs, the former Capital of European Culture in 2010. RG Networks serves with business (b2b) and also commercial (b2c) services mainly the SOHO (Small Office Home Office) segment but also has customers from local governments, business sector, residential market, and from enterprise segment. http://www.vannet.hu
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