EuropaSat adds satellite web option

UK headquartered satellite ISP EuropaSat is gearing up to launch in its home market, after securing Ka-band capacity on birds operated by SES Broadband Services.

The ISP is preparing tolaunch a 20-Mbps service to homes in the UK and other European markets covered by the SES satellites, with the latter providing the space, network and hub operations. EuropaSat is targeting homes and businesses not covered by high speed fixed line services, with direct sales through its website, and a chain of 300 resellers.

The firm aims to launch in the coming weeks, and claims the service will be a first by providing online, real time provisioning for customers and resellers.

Andrew Walwyn, managing director of EuropaSat, says the deal allows the firm to provide “quality broadband and offer alternatives via satellite.”

SES Broadband Services managing director, Patrick Biewer, says EuropaSat is the second ISP to use his firm’s birds in the UK market.