PARIS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Eutelsat Group (ISIN: FR0010221234 – Euronext Paris/LSE: ETL) and Telstra announce the launch of the largest Eutelsat OneWeb low Earth orbit (LEO) backhaul service in Australia.
The launch follows last year’s signing of a multi-year strategic agreement that will enable LEO to deliver capacity to Telstra’s most remote mobile customers to enhance their experience when using real-time applications such as voice and video calling .
This follows the successful over-the-air voice call using Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO solution, the first satellite backhaul call in Australia on a commercial mobile network with guaranteed service quality levels.
More than 300 remote mobile base station sites currently using satellite backhaul will be connected to Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO solution over the next 18 months. The feature will enable Telstra to expand mobile coverage as it supports new site deployments.
Cyril Dujardin, Co-General Manager of Eutelsat Connectivity, said: “We are delighted to support Telstra in delivering consistent, leading connectivity to customers in Australia, no matter where they are. We are proud to count Telstra as our most trusted partner and we will continue to work with them to test and deploy current and The technology of the future.”
Telstra head of network and technology Iskra Nikolova added: “Eutelsat OneWeb’s LEO solution will help us improve customer experience in regional and remote areas, providing lower latency, higher speeds and a more consistent experience. OneWeb also has the potential to improve terrestrial backhaul vulnerability as a backup backhaul solution Reliability in areas affected by natural disasters, and LEO backhaul to ensure quality service levels where communities find themselves isolated.”
Australia is one of several markets now fully operational as Eutelsat OneWeb completes the rollout of its terrestrial component to deliver truly global coverage.
Eutelsat is a global leader in satellite communications, providing connectivity and broadcast services around the world. The group was formed from the merger of Eutelsat and OneWeb in 2023, becoming the first fully integrated GEO-LEO satellite operator with a fleet of 35 geostationary (GEO) satellites and a low-Earth satellite fleet of more than 600 satellites. Orbital (LEO) constellation. The group serves customer needs across four key verticals of video, distributing more than 6,500 TV channels, as well as high-growth connectivity markets such as mobile connectivity, fixed connectivity and government services. Eutelsat’s unique suite of on-orbit assets and ground infrastructure enables it to deliver integrated solutions to meet the needs of customers around the world. Headquartered in Paris, the Eutelsat Group has more than 1,700 employees from more than 50 nationalities. The group is committed to providing secure, resilient and environmentally sustainable connectivity to help bridge the digital divide. The company is listed on Euronext Paris (ticker: ETL) and the London Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).
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