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Eutelsat Communications and OneAccess Networks Win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award
[June 10, 2013]

Eutelsat Communications and OneAccess Networks Win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award

Jun 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Eutelsat Communications and OneAccess Networks have won the Business Service Innovation Award at the 2013 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards for transforming the landscape for satellite-based enterprise communications across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

According to a release, Eutelsat Communications and OneAccess were recognised by judges for successfully enabling high-speed Internet access via next-generation satellites to become secure and affordable for businesses, delivering DSL-like service at DSL-like prices.

This has been made possible by the development of the first performance-enhanced platform for businesses designed to deliver services operated on Eutelsat's KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite in a secure VPN environment. This platform has been delivered and is now available. Building on Eutelsat's Ka-band high-throughput satellite technology, and using OneAccess routers equipped with traffic acceleration and security, the platform delivers high-bandwidth 20Mbps download and 6Mbps upload connectivity to businesses within the footprint of the KA-SAT geostationary satellite.

Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Broadband, said: "Over the last two years,the KA-SAT High Throughput Satellite has changed the paradigm for satellite broadband by driving down the per megabit cost of connectivity. Through this new solution,developed with OneAccess,Eutelsat continues to unlock the potential of this powerful all Ka-band platform with enhanced products for professional markets. The most advanced usages of high-speed broadband private networks are now possible, enabling new opportunities, in particular fast implementation of integrated backup as well as terrestrial and satellite link combinationsto increase the available bandwidth, in highly secure environments. We are honoured to see this new milestone recognised bytheGTB Awards." Bertrand Meis, CEO at OneAccess, said: "It is a great achievement to be recognised among our telecoms industry peers for enabling radical changes to business service provision through our partnership with Eutelsat. The satellite solution provides a reliable back-up to the terrestrial connections of businesses and organisations, since the OneAccess router can auto-failover between the two. Alternatively, businesses can dedicate, for example, business traffic on terrestrial connection and Internet traffic via satellite toenhance the business application performance against Internet traffic. It also delivers secure Internet access to remote areas with slow or no Internet access. The combination of the KA-SAT bandwidth-based service and the OneAccess router dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership and operations for business customers, making it affordable for SMEs as well. The service, which targets business applications and provides a new reference for quality of experience, completely changes the ROI for satellite-based communications for businesses." OneAccess is a manufacturer of multi-service routers and carrier Ethernet access devices.

Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.

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