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Avanti punts pay-as-you-go broadband service to Europe

07/23, 5:38pm

Prepaid Satellite Internet aimed at travellers, rural locations

Satellite operator Avanti Communications has started a pay-as-you-go satellite broadband service in Europe. The wholesale connection provider will now allow its service partners to sell the high-bandwidth Ka-band service to their customers based on bandwidth usage instead of a recurring monthly subscription. The aim of the new pricing scheme is to attract those who see satellite broadband as too expensive for their needs, especially those in remote locations or frequently travelling.

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EU set to launch satellite dedicated to broadband access

11/23, 4:35pm

Hylas 1 satellite to bring broadband to Europe

A new satellite will be launched this Friday that will bring broadband Internet access to nearly 20 million European residents, says a Tuesday report. Called Hylas 1, the satellite will be Europe's first dedicated solely to provide broadband and conventional telecommunications services. The satellite was built by ESA and Avanti, and its name stands for Highly Adaptable Satellite, the European Space Agency said.

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