LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SES Broadband Services today announced it has signed an agreement with German Internet Service Provider ORBITCOM to market its Astra Connect service.
Provided via Ka-band capacity on the recently launched SES’s satellite ASTRA 2E, Astra Connect delivers high-speed broadband across Europe. ORBITCOM will provide the service to households in under-served areas in Germany where current broadband speeds are 2Mbit/s or less.
Six different options of Astra Connect service packages will be available to ORBITCOM customers, with prices depending on data volume. The additional night option allows browsing without limit and without volume billing and is an integral part of any tariff. All packages have download speeds of up to 20Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 2Mbit/s.
“The Internet has become an indispensable part of our lives and yet high-speed broadband Internet access is still not the norm,” said Andreas Schmidt, CEO, ORBITCOM GmbH. “With the Astra Connect tariffs we can provide both casual surfers and usage-heavy home office operators Internet access that is directly tuned to their needs and usage patterns. For everyone, everywhere, this is crucial.”
ORBITCOM’s management team brings 25 years of experience in the retail, e-commerce and telecommunications markets, including launching emerging technologies. The company will bring this experience to the new partnership with SES Broadband Services.
“We are looking forward to working with ORBITCOM in Germany, a very important market for us. With the launch of ASTRA 2E we have expanded capacity and coverage for this market, allowing for further growth and connectivity for everyone, regardless of their location,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director of SES Broadband Services.
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About SES Broadband Services
SES Broadband Services, a 100% owned affiliate of the satellite operator SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), provides high-speed broadband solutions via satellite. The SES Broadband service was introduced in 2007 and is marketed via distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Europe the service is marketed under the brand name Astra Connect.
The service offers a unique opportunity to individuals, businesses and communities to access the internet independent of any terrestrial infrastructure. SES Broadband Services is technically available across the entire fleet of SES and able to support Triple Play services combining broadband access with Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and TV reception.
The ORBITCOM GmbH is an Internet service provider and distribution partner of SES Broadband Services. The company is based in Trier and was founded in 2014. As an eCommerce expert, ORBITCOM markets the satellite broadband service Astra Connect with six different offerings through online and direct sales channels.
Many German households still today have no broadband Internet access. ORBITCOM focuses on these households, especially located in un- or undersupplied broadband areas as well as users who wish to enhance their current Internet connection.