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.”