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Microspace Communications introduces DataBridge IP satellite solution using Eutelsat SmartLNB

Low-cost, high-reliability IP connectivity for business critical networks across USA, Mexico and Central America

Raleigh, NC, Paris, 6 December 2016 – Microspace Communications, a pioneer in innovative broadband solutions for established and emerging enterprise applications, has selected the SmartLNB service platform of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) to implement its new two-way satellite service called VELOCITY DataBridge. VELOCITY DataBridge is a next-generation satellite service that sets a new standard for cost, performance, and convenience. Through inexpensive hardware and low monthly operational costs, it is ideally suited for customers seeking machine to machine (M2M), SCADA, and IoT solutions in sectors including oil & gas, digital signage, security, and corporate networks.

The VELOCITY DataBridge service uses 76 cm satellite antennas and an integrated IP modem/router to offer connectivity no matter when or where it is needed. Using capacity on the powerful EUTELSAT 117 West A satellite, the service offers strong performance in the continental USA, Mexico and Central America. This extensive geographic reach is coupled with Eutelsat’s SmartLNB platform that provides an innovative and cost-effective solution for low bitrate applications for M2M and connecting services.

Joe Amor, Vice President & General Manager, Microspace Communications, said: “In addition to its market disruptive pricing, network management and monitoring are key features of the service. Microspace’s fully redundant, advanced monitoring and control provides a true enterprise level service with 24/7 visibility of every site within the network.”

Patricio Northland, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, said: “This agreement showcases the versatility and performance of the SmartLNB for M2M applications. We are delighted to take our relationship with Microspace into new areas and look forward to setting valued milestones in satellite-driven IoT solutions.”



About Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Bull Durham Beer Co. in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.

For more about Microspace Communications and the new DataBridge Service please call (919) 850 4561 or visit

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies.

Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location.

Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

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