European satellite operator SES Astra is to offer a wholesale broadband internet service for the European residential market. The service, Astra2Connect, is a fully satellite-based interactive service aimed at internet users at home and in small offices.
Launching in the first quarter of 2007, Astra2Connect will also provide services such as voice-over-IP and video-on-demand (VOD).
Astra CEO Ferdinand Kayser said: "ASTRA2Connect is a great innovation that brings broadband internet access to everyone—whenever and wherever. The end-consumers will benefit from an affordable and always-on two-way connectivity.
"We are proud to offer this revolutionary satellite-based infrastructure and envisage to extend ASTRA2Connect to other regions of the world in the near future."
Lovelace Consulting | 11.09.2006