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July 14, 2010

Hylas 1 launch is delayed

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by David Allen

Hylas 1 the satellite owned by Avanti Communications has had its launch date delayed by around six weeks.

The original launch date was set for mid September, but now is not likely to take place before the end of October.

This satellite communications firm is planning on offering a broadband service to all parts of the UK.

This is will be an up to 8 Mbps services and could be priced at around £25 per month, although there is a fairly expensive up front outlay for the equipment.

This is a disaster for Avanti Communications which initially looked to become the first operator to offer the satellite broadband service, but that honour will now go to the Tooway service offered by Eutelsat.

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  1. Avanti’s services have been very poorly reviewed by user in Scotland where they got involved in a Government Pilot Scheme. They are known for over contending services. Eutelsat’s TooWay is going to give 10 Mbps anyway which means that even if they do get Avanti’s satellite up, its not going to be able to compete.

    Comment by Peter Robinson — July 15, 2010 @ 11:36 am

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