Europe Online Continues Satellite Broadband Expansion across
Europe, Middle East, North Africa and the Caucuses.
Service available now in Ten Language Markets.
Czech, Polish, Slovak, and Hungarian, in addition to French, Italian,
German, Spanish, Portugese, and English. Romanian to come soon.
Strong CEE Ltd. is East European Partner.
Betzdorf, 23 October 2003: Europe Online, Europe’s premier Satellite Broadband DSL
Multimedia operator announced today the addition of the Czech language
market and service to its ever expanding satellite broadband network and
thanked Strong CEE Ltd., its partner for Eastern Europe. The expansion
follows on the heels of the company’s introduction a few weeks ago of the
“Citizens Broadband Bill of Rights” and the its “DSL Volkstarif” of 9.90
Euro per month across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the
“Today’s launch of the Czech language service after the successful Polish,
Hungarian, and Slovak language markets shows our commitment to the expanding
European Union and those new members who will be joining ‘Euro Land’ as of
01 May 2004,” said Europe Online’s President, Candace Johnson.
“We want to make certain that all of Europe’s citizens can access Broadband
Internet in their own languages at affordable prices regardless of
geographic or demographic constraints, “ said Johnson. “ It goes without
saying that the strength of the expanded Europe is its rich cultural and
language diversity and that every European should have access to services -
particularly Broadband where access to rich content is vital - in his or her
own language,” declared Johnson.
“In particular, we would like to thank Strong CEE Ltd., our partner in the
Czech Republick, Slovakia, and Hungary as well as for other Eastern European
countries, for not only doing and maintaining the respective various
language services but for also being our local marketing, sales and delivery
agent in these exciting new markets. We already have more than 90% market
share in these countries for Satellite Broadband and owe that exclusively to
Strong CEE, Ltd., their CEO Jozsef Zsiman, and their re-sellers in each
market ,” concluded Ms. Johnson.
“Europe Online has been the leading force in bringing Broadband to the new
EU members and in destroying the Digital Divide in our countries,” commented
Zsiman. “In addition, Europe Online has created new opportunities for
countless of our re-sellers to sell, install, and maintain satellite
broadband for mass-consumers in the region. We are delighted to be creating
the Broadband World via Satellite together with EOL for citizens throughout
Europe,” concluded Zsiman.
For more information, please contact:
|Europe Online Investments S.A.
||Strong CEE Ltd.
|Candace Johnson, President
|Tel. +352 719 785 1
||Tel. +36 20 9474743
|Fax. 00352 719 787
About Europe Online:
Europe Online Investments S.A. owns and operates one of the first and largest Satellite Internet/Multimedia networks in the world. The Luxembourg-based company claims 60,000 users for its E-DSL Broadband Internet via satellite and service complete with video on demand, MP3, Games, software and films.
Users typically connect up to their existing satellite dish or have one installed, and can use the internet service provider of their choice for the modem connection by telephone. Europe Online is the only Broadband Internet Provider to be on both the ASTRA and the Eutelsat satellite systems and has distribution partnerships with BT, Kabel Deutschland, and PrimaCom, among others.
Europe Online recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teles AG to jointly found a “Global Broadband Satellite Services” corporation in which they intend to integrate appropriate assets, such as e.g. rights to use patents, transponder capacities, international marketing potentials and customer basis in order to achieve as rapidly as possible the worldwide utilization of their quality- and application-proven satellite based broadband services, in particular for the quick, simple, ubiquitous and most cost-efficient deployment of “Satellite WLAN Internet Services” and “TV Cable Internet Services” for the PC mass market.
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