Digiweb launch next-generation satellite broadband

Digiweb in partnership with Eutelsat will today launch a next-generation broadband service via satellite known as Digiweb Tooway aimed everywhere in Ireland and Europe. The service is aimed at those who cannot get access to broadband in certain locations and those relying on 3G or DSL connections. Using Eutelsat’s new high throughput KA-SAT satellite, the service will offer speeds of up to 10Mbps everywhere in Ireland and Europe. Packages start from €19.95 per month and are installed within a few days of order. The KA-SAT satellite is the first of its kind in Europe and has a total capacity of more than 70Gbps. Its complete infrastructure, including the satellite and a network of eight gateways across Europe connected to the internet through a fibre backbone ring, will enter service this week. “We are delighted to expand and enhance our existing broadband services, to offer customers an alternative where DSL and mobile broadband is not up to scratch,” said Declan Campbell, head of operations at Digiweb, at the launch of the service. “Technology continues to change and satellite broadband is no different, this same technology has over 500,000 broadband subscribers in North America, so we expect it to take off throughout Europe.” Key points regarding this service: New-generation Tooway™ broadband services now available across Europe Eutelsat’s KA-Sat High Throughput satellite goes live on 31st May 2011 Operated by Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate, Tooway™ provides homes with an always-on service delivering speeds of up to 10 Mbps downstream and 4 Mbps upstream. The customer equipment comprises a small satellite dish (77 cm) and a sleek modem, which is connected to a PC...

Digiweb present Safefood360 with ICT Excellence Awards

Digiweb proudly sponsored this year’s award for ‘Start Up Company of the Year’. The ICT Excellence Awards now in their 11th year represent the most respected business accolade in the technology industry. The ‘Start Up Company of the Year’ award is a new award for 2011 and recognises the most promising new technology business in Ireland which began operations in the last three years. Safefood360 was presented with the award on the evening beating off stiff competition from Azucca, Bytek, DediServe and Unitec. Safefood 360 is a complete online food safety management system for food processing plants. It is designed for those who need to implement and maintain such systems including quality managers, food technologists and consultants. The ICT Excellence Awards acknowledge and celebrate the high achievers in today’s highly competitive information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Each year the Awards have grown and improved and are now seen as among the major high points of the year for the sector. One of the key strengths of the awards is the quality of the judging panel. According to Judge Dr Jim Mountjoy from The Science Foundation Ireland ‘we are always looking for trend setters and risk takers, the entrants to these Awards certainly fit that category, the innovation and management skills are breathtaking. The companies who enter are all...