SES Astra partners with TeleCable to launches Astra2Connect

2 Oct 2008

European satellite services provider SES ASTRA has announced that it has inked a deal with Spanish cable operator TeleCable to market its satellite-based two-way broadband service, ASTRA2Connect, in Asturias, a Northern region of Spain; the framework contract was signed through SES affiliate ASTRA Broadband Services (ABBS). Commercial rollout is expected in the first half of October 2008, and TeleCable is expected to extend the service distribution across Spain in the future; the service will offer an always-on broadband connection, including internet telephony, for a flat fee. Juan Garcia Conde, general manager of TeleCable, said, ‘We are confident that, by rolling out the product quickly in Asturias and extending the distribution across Spain in the near future, we will be able to establish a leadership position in this market.’