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Luxembourg, 12 February 2015 - SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced that its Astra Connect for Communities solution will be used in a UK Government-funded Market Test Pilot (MTP) project. These Pilot projects aim to assess which technologies and commercial models are best suited to deliver superfast broadband to the final five percent of households in the UK that currently do not have access to high-speed internet.
Luxembourg, November 11, 2014 - SES Broadband Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that it has won the contracts to provide its Astra Connect for communities satellite broadband service to 36 German villages located across the Eifel district of Bitburg-Prüm.
Luxembourg, 13 October 2014 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today premiered its Live Interactive Classroom application with partners from the Catholic University Eichstätt - Ingolstadt and The Permanent Centre for Education, Kampala, Uganda.
Luxembourg, 1 October 2014 – SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced it has signed an agreement with Switzerland's leading telecom provider, Swisscom, to provide the Astra Connect service in Switzerland.
Brussels, Belgium. 30th September 2014 – The SABER Project today called upon the members of the EU and their regional governments to implement co-ordinated Regional Voucher Schemes to encourage awareness and take-up of satellite broadband solutions to cut the Digital Divide across Europe's most rural regions. According to June 2014 Digital Agenda Scoreboard up to 6 million EU houses are still without access to fixed broadband services, despite satellite broadband availability in all EU countries. Voucher Schemes are administered by regional authorities and use publicly available funds to underwrite the hardware and/or installation costs of broadband solutions.
By: Mark Wilson
Published on: 7 November 2014, in "betanews"
By: Samson Baranga
Published on: 28 October 2014, in "the Observer"
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Published on: 16 October 2014, in "TCMnet.com"
By: Autor: Axel Mölkner-Kappl / Redaktion: Matthias Keller-May
Published on: 14 October 2014, in "Bayerischer Rundfunk"
By: Mark Wilson
Published on: 15 August, 2014, in "BetaNews"
By: Western Morning News
Published on: 2 May, 2014, in "Western Morning News"
By: Nick Denker
Published on: 2 April 2014, in "Technology.info"
Over the Fields and into the Sky
Astra Connect ISP Satellite Internet Completes First Step in Bringing Devon village into the Digital Era.
Broadband Survey – Astra Connect works with ISP to reveal UK rural Internet is still inadequate
Running a pub in an isolated village in Wales
In a time when travellers increasingly use the internet to search for and book accommodation to stay in, it is essential for any hotel business to be able to have an online presence. The installation of Astra Connect broadband has given a Welsh Inn the opportunity to manage online bookings, as well as other benefits.
Improving Training Facilities at Grimsby Town FC
Professional UK football team Grimsby Town FC was struggling to acquire a high quality broadband connection for its training ground just a few miles outside of the town centre. The manager, coaches and physiotherapists needed a quick reliable link fast enough to stream video of previous performances; however with no phone lines connecting the ground this was to be a challenge.
Connecting individuals, Connecting Communities
With more and more of the world moving online there is a growing pressure to connect the remotest of villages across the whole of Europe – but for villages where fibre is simply too expensive is there a way forward? For Greimerath, in Germany, Astra Connect for Communities has revolutionised everyday life.
At the peaks of the French Alps
With no terrestrial connections available, the French Alpine Club turned to Astra Connect for fast and reliable broadband access for their mountain refuges.
Astra Connect raises the roof
Connection via satellite is the answer to this German carpentry business' struggles with low speed terrestrial internet.
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