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 or Mac via an Ethernet connection.
  • The Tooway™ system can also be used for Voice over IP and IPTV. With a dual-feed (Ku-Ka), Direct-to-Home reception of television channels from adjacent broadcast satellites is also possible.

For more information and packages see www.digiweb.ie/tooway