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2015 has been an exciting year for us, our clients and our partners. Major achievements have been reached, enabling us to offer improved broadcast and connectivity experiences to communities around the world. Be prepared for 2016, as we are taking up the challenge to make it an even more innovative year!

Key 2015 highlights :

January - Eutelsat TV footprint reaches new heights, with a total audience of one billion viewers across the globe… and counting!

February - two new African stars join our galaxy, as Hannah Kasule and Joseph Mahiya win over the jury of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in poster and essay categories

March - successful launch of the first all-electric satellite EUTELSAT 115 West B, providing high-performance C and Ku-band capacity to the Americas

April - a Eutelsat perspective on Ultra HD, one of the hot trends in the broadcast industry at MIP TV

May - Eutelsat Broadband expands BtoB services with advanced Tooway Business flexible solutions

June - Poste Italiane selects satellite broadband to bridge the digital divide in rural Italy

July - Eutelsat Quantum contract signed! First of a new generation of software-controlled satellite, developed through a PPP with ESA and Airbus Defence and Space

August - picture-perfect EUTELSAT 8 West B launch on August 20. A new star for broadcasters in the Middle East and North Africa

September - Eutelsat enters the world of IoT with Sigfox’s selection of low bitrate, low-power SmartLNB technology to enable base stations to exchange data

October - Eutelsat and Facebook to partner on getting more Africans on-line, leasing entire Ka-band payload on AMOS-6 satellite

November - FRANSAT TV platform reveals new branding and accelerates move to High Definition

December - EUTELSAT 36C has liftoff on December 24 : no better way to end the year than a new launch!