Digiweb launch Ireland’s fastest satellite broadband – 20Mb everywhere now


Digiweb Ireland’s largest independent telecommunications company today announced a new range of Tooway™ Satellite Broadband packages delivering the fastest satellite-based consumer broadband speeds in Europe.

Designed to offer high speed broadband to everyone today, these next generation satellite services will satisfy even the most demanding Internet users – further closing the digital divide for consumers.

The new packages will ensure that Ireland’s digitally deprived properties can instantly access, whatever their location, the benefits of high speed broadband, including applications such as film downloads, heavy file uploads and video chat that are now standard user expectations.

The new packages, with prices from €32.95 ex vat, will be available from February 1st and will offer across the board download speeds of 20 Mbps and upload speeds of 6 Mbps, making it the fastest satellite broadband service in Europe.

To address growing demand for increased data allowances for video and multimedia services, Digiweb via its agreements with Eutelsat are also introducing a true unlimited data service, called Tooway™ Absolute, this limited package will be available to the first 20,000 customers across Europe.

Declan Campbell, Head of Operations, Digiweb, said “this is excellent news for Ireland as so much of our country’s growth is dependent on the digital economy and it is crucial that businesses and indeed homeowners, have access to high quality internet connectivity. With download speeds of 20 Mbps now available through Tooway™, consumers will have the certainty of secure, always-on, high quality broadband”.

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About Eutelsat Communications (www.eutelsat.com)
With capacity commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is one of the world’s leading satellite operators. As of 30 September 2012 Eutelsat’s satellites were broadcasting more than 4,400 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group’s satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution, corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband. Using KA-SAT, Europe’s first High Throughput Satellite, Eutelsat Broadband, a business unit of Eutelsat provides broadband services for consumers, enterprises and public agencies across Europe and the Mediterranean Basin who are unserved or underserved by terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 750 commercial, technical and operational professionals from 30 countries.

Photo: Declan Campbell, Digiweb Head of Operation with one of the new Satellites