ASTRA2Connect became award-winning service in Ukraine

Kyiv, 17 November 2010. – SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is proud to announce that its satellite broadband service ASTRA2Connect has been awarded as the Best product (solution) in segment of wireless technologies during the 8th International exhibition and conference in Broadcast, Digital Technologies & Content  (EEBC) which took place on 20-22 October in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Traditionally, ЕЕВС & expoTEL Highlights contest is part of EEBC exhibition and aims to maintain newest telecoms solutions as well as to promote hi-tech services and content both in Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe.

This year Highlight contest featured 6 categories, including Best Wireless Technology, Best Digital TV Solution, Best Telecoms Product, Best Broadcasting Technology, Best Domestic Solution, Best Innovation.

With recent signing with Novacomm in Ukraine, ASTRA2Connect now counts 23 distribution partners in 20 countries across Europe.

ASTRA2Connect is an interactive broadband internet access that is offered via distribution partners to end customers and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The service is independent from any terrestrial networks and immediately available anywhere within the footprint of the satellite. To date, ASTRA2Connect has more than 65,000 end-users in Europe, thereby representing the largest satellite-based broadband network on the continent.

“The Ukraine is a promising market for satellite services, both for broadcast and broadband. We are very delighted that we have signed this agreement with Novacomm which represents an important step for the roll-out of our product in Eastern Europe,” said Norbert Hölzle, Chief Commercial Officer at SES ASTRA.

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Markus Payer


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SES ASTRA is the leading Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite system in Europe. The satellite fleet currently comprises 16 satellites. The ASTRA satellite system delivers services to more than 125 million DTH and cable households and transmits more than 2,600 analogue and digital television and radio channels. SES ASTRA also provides satellite-based multimedia, internet and telecommunication services to enterprises, governments and their agencies. With 150 High Definition (HD) channels on its main orbital positions, ASTRA represents the most important HDTV platform for Europe's leading broadcasters. The prime orbital positions for ASTRA are 19.2° East, 28.2° East, 23.5° East, 5° East and 31.5° East.

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