closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Link news

Satellite broadband services for rural regions of the UK will be launched as part of a European Union (EU) initiative.

The communications providers Solaris Mobile and Inmarsat Ventures will begin work on a new continent-wide high-speed internet satellite infrastructure designed for areas not served by existing connections.

Officials from the EU awarded the contracts to the two operators based on their proposed geographic coverage and benefits for businesses and consumers in all 27 member states.

Viviane Reding, EU telecoms commissioner, commented: "Mobile satellite services have huge potential: they can enable Europeans to access new communication services, particularly in rural and less populated regions."

Ms Reding added that a continental market for mobile satellite broadband "is now becoming a reality".

It is anticipated that the new infrastructure will be up and running within the next two years.

The European Parliament this month awarded £265 million in investment to the UK for rural broadband infrastructure and green energy developments.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Patricia.Green.92 1 day ago Scientists use infra-fed to make... I was paid 104000 bucks past year by doing an on-line task furthermore I was able to do it by w­orking in...
  • Amy.Mercado 2 days ago Sky Q customers to get F1 races... I was paid 104000 dollars last 12 months by doing an online job moreover I was able to do it by w­orking...
  • Jean Hollingsworth 2 days ago EE broadband customers to lose... I have a few years of important emails saved in folders on my fsmail email, do I have to transfer the lot...

Search news