EIB supports Eutelsat for the procurement and launch of the KONNECT VHTS satellite
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending institution of the European Union, and Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced a €200 million financing agreement at the European Space Conference today. This eight-year loan will back investments related to the procurement and launch of the KONNECT VHTS satellite for the provision of advanced broadband ...
European space and digital players to study build of EU’s satellite-based connectivity system
The European Commission has selected a consortium of European satellite manufacturers, operators and service providers, telco operators and launch service providers to study the design, development and launch of a European-owned space-based communication system.
Eutelsat’s konnect ramps up retail distribution of new capacity brought by EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite
Leveraging the availability of the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite, Eutelsat Communications’ new direct arm, konnect, has kick-started the retail distribution of next-generation satellite Broadband across Europe and Africa. The service is currently being rolled out across both continents, with broadband packages designed to address the needs of individuals, small businesses and institutions ..
Eutelsat to dispose of its interest in Euro Broadband Infrastructure
Completing the reorganisation of broadband distribution in Europe Preparing for commercialization of EUTELSAT KONNECT and KONNECT VHTS satellites Eutelsat Communications has agreed the disposal of its 51% stake in Euro Broadband Infrastructure (EBI), the company operating the KA SAT satellite, and related European broadband business to Viasat Inc ...
TIM commits to capacity on EUTELSAT KONNECT and KONNECT VHTS to expand high-speed broadband delivery
Eutelsat Communications has signed a Letter of Agreement with TIM for wholesale capacity on the EUTELSAT KONNECT and KONNECT VHTS satellites which will enable Italian households, even those living in the most isolated areas, to benefit from very high-speed fixed broadband via satellite from January 2021.
Successful entry into service of EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite
Eutelsat Communications announces the successful entry into service of its new-generation EUTELSAT KONNECT High Throughput Satellite at the 7° East orbital position. Launched aboard an Ariane rocket on 16 January 2020, the availability of EUTELSAT KONNECT had been delayed due to Covid-related interruptions in the roll-out of the ground segment, but having now completed its testing, this much ...
Eutelsat announces the appointment of Pascal Homsy as Chief Technical Officer
Eutelsat Communications announces the appointment of Pascal Homsy as Chief Technical Officer. Pascal joins Eutelsat from Thales Alenia Space where he was head of the Space Telecommunications Business Line. He brings with him some 30 years’ experience of senior management positions within major international groups ...
Eutelsat successfully launches Sat.tv, its enhanced Electronic Program Guide for free-to-air channels
Eutelsa t Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has successfully launched Sat.tv, its enhanced Electronic Program Guide for FTA channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video neighborhoods.
FIRST QUARTER 2020-21 REVENUES
Rodolphe Belmer, Chief Executive Officer of Eutelsat Communications, said: “Eutelsat has made a solid start to the year, with Operating Verticals revenues in line with expectations and a backlog of €4.4bn, up 3% year-on-year. Highlights of the First Quarter include the renewal of the Sky Italia contract at HOTBIRD, confirming the ongoing relevance of satellite in Western Europe ...
Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD selected by Kabelio for new Swiss HD platform
Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video neighborhood has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio AG for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the unparalleled reach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout Europe.
EUTELSAT ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL 8-YEAR BOND ISSUANCE
Launch and pricing by Eutelsat S.A. of a €600 million 1.500 per cent Eurobond due 2028 to refinance its bonds due June 2021 Eutelsat Communications today announced the successful issue by Eutelsat S.A., of 8-year senior unsecured bonds (the “Bonds”) for a total of €600 million.
Eutelsat awarded service contract by Ovzon for operation of OVZON-3 satellite
Highlighting Eutelsat’s capabilities to support customers by providing satellite operation services for commercial or governmental use. Eutelsat Communications and Ovzon AB have entered into a long-term agreement for the provision of satellite control services following a competitive bidding process involving all major satellite operators.