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Poste Italiane selects Eutelsat’s Tooway satellite broadband service to take broadband across Italy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Landmark deal between Poste Italiane and Eutelsat signed at Franco-Italian Summit in the presence of Enrico Letta and François Hollande

Rome, 20 November 2013 – Poste Italiane and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today signed an agreement that will significantly contribute to the digitalisation of Italy and the reduction of the digital divide. The agreement to commercialise the Tooway satellite broadband service was signed by Massimo Sarmi, CEO of Poste Italiane and Michel de Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Eutelsat in the framework of today's Franco-Italian bilateral summit in Rome in the presence of Enrico Letta, the Italian Prime Minister and François Hollande, President of the French Republic.

This new step transforms the broadband landscape in Italy where 2.37 million Italians in 3,600 towns and villages* are still unable to benefit from a quality Internet connection for education, entertainment, communication and e-commerce. The Tooway service will be available locally through Poste Mobile in Poste Italiane offices and through their business sellers, with the priority to serve regions beyond range of terrestrial broadband from first quarter 2014.

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