Sky-Stream selects two Eutelsat satellites to support maritime and energy sectors

by Staff Reporter | August 7th, 2012

Dubai-based Sky-Stream has selected capacity on two satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications to respond to connectivity demands from customers engaged in the marine and oil and gas sectors.

Sky-Stream has contracted for a total of 70 MHz of bandwidth which will be progressively deployed on two Eutelsat satellites: Eutelsat 3C and Eutelsat 10A.

Their combined footprint provides coverage across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and Africa.

Sky-Stream will use the new capacity to offer GSM backhaul, internet access and on-demand video services to its maritime and oil and gas customers.

Using an Automatic Beam Switching feature, Sky-Stream will use Eutelsat 3C to extend its current Middle East Ku-band coverage to the Mediterranean for the luxury yacht market.

Eutelsat 10A’s broad C-band  footprint reportedly stretches SkyStream’s existing C band coverage to almost two thirds of the globe, from Australia and East Asia across to the coast of the Americas.

“This is a strategic partnership for us,” said Riyadh Al Adely, managing director of Sky- Stream. “Adding the extensive reach of Eutelsat 10A to our existing C-band footprint equips us to support multinational  operations across continents and to expand our service over the Atlantic. And Eutelsat 3C is a great fit to our current resources for the luxury yacht market where we see tremendous potential for growth.”

Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat’s commercial director, added: “We are delighted to initiate this new relationship with Sky-Stream which has forged its reputation as an industry reference for complex  network solutions.”

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