Telecom Italia commits $178 million for consumer broadband on 2 Eutelsat Ka-band satelllites

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) signed multi-year commitments valued at just under 150 million euros ($178 million) for capacity on Eutelsat’s Konnect Ka-band broadband satellite, already in service, and the Konnect VHTS spacecraft to launch in 2021.

The contract gives TIM exclusive distribution rights to all the Italian capacity on the 75-Gbps Konnect, whose beams cover 15 European nations and 39 nations in Africa; and “the vast majority” of the Italian capacity on the 500-Gbps Konnect VHTS, Eutelsat said in a Nov. 18 statement . . .

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