Tiscali opts for Eutelsat to expand broadband coverage

26 Jul 2010

Italian telco Tiscali has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications to expand its range of broadband products. Branded Tiscali BroadbandSat, the new satellite service will target homes across Italy that are beyond the range of existing high speed terrestrial networks. The service will use Tooway consumer broadband technology, provided by Eutelsat Communications and its Skylogic subsidiary. The service, which offers speeds and prices comparable to ADSL, will enable Tiscali to reach the 12% of the Italian population currently not served by ADSL or fibre.

Tooway is already serving customers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Ireland – with additional countries preparing to roll out the service. Luca Scano, general manager of Tiscali commented: ‘We are delighted to enlarge our broadband service portfolio with the Tooway consumer broadband technology provided by Eutelsat. Their expertise and satellite technology will support our mission to make broadband available in the most extended manner and with the best ratio in terms of price and quality.’

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