France-based satellite operator Eutelsat has announced the launch of a new service, available nationwide in the UK, via its next generation KONNECT satellite. This new offering is being marketed by Eutelsat’s own direct operation, Konnect Europe (UK), and targets those users – both residential and business – that are unable to connect via fibre-based services.
At launch, three residential packages are on offer, with the entry-level service (‘Easy’) costing GBP29.99 per month (USD40.3) per month and offering an average downlink speed of 22Mbps, with a maximum of 30Mbps reported for the service. At the other end of the scale, the premium ‘Max’ tariff increase speeds to an average of 75Mbps (maximum 100Mbps), with the price rising to GBP69.99. All of Konnect’s tariffs offer unlimited usage allowances and have not setup costs.
Commenting on the launch, James Soames, Marketing Director Konnect Europe said: ‘Connecting reliably to broadband, particularly in rural areas, has been a real pain point for internet users in the UK including those who can’t access services from terrestrial networks. With the huge switch to working from home this year, this kind of fast, affordable and easily available service is needed more than ever. This new launch offers connectivity for everyone to superfast broadband packages wherever you live. It opens up exciting new opportunities for anyone struggling to achieve a reliable internet connection, whether for business or pleasure.’