MASMOVIL group to provide satellite broadband services throughout Spain

MASMOVIL Group, Spain´s fourth largest telecommunications operator, has signed an agreement with Eutelsat´s (Paris:ETL) subsidiary, Eurobroadband Infrastructure, to distribute broadband services to under-connected areas across the country via the KA-SAT satellite, the company said.

Launched in 2010, KA-SAT is a powerful satellite delivering broadband services across Europe, notably Spain, through 82 spotbeams connected to a network of ten ground stations. Its unique configuration and frequency reuse allow it to achieve a throughput of over 90 Gbps, providing Internet access at speeds comparable to terrestrial networks.

This agreement will allow MASMOVIL to achieve its objective of offering broadband services to the entire Spanish population, regardless of the technology used, and bringing Internet access to remote areas of the country, thereby reducing the digital divide in Spain.

MASMOVIL Group is the fourth largest converging telecommunications operator in Spain that provides fixed, mobile and broadband Internet services for residential, business and Wholesale, through its main brands: Yoigo, Pepephone, MASMOVIL, Lebara and Llamaya.

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world´s operators of communication satellites. Through its global fleet of satellites and ground-based infrastructure, Eutelsat enables its clients in the Video, Data, Government Services, and Fixed and Mobile connectivity sectors to efficiently connect to their clients wherever they may be. To learn more about Eutelsat, go to www.eutelsat.com