Fast, scalable connections between Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia
Launched in December 2012, the EUTELSAT 70B satellite is located at 70.5 degrees East, an orbital position at the crossroad of four continents. It offers a broad widebeam coverage and four high-performance fixed beams focused over Europe, Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia reaching as far as Australia.
A high degree of on-board connectivity enables the beams to be used either for regional coverage or to interconnect continents. This supports high-growth services, such as secure government communications in Central Asia through hubs located in the region or in Europe, professional data networks between South-East Asia and Africa, and direct connectivity between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
The satellite is also key for broadcast services including distribution to cable and IPTV headends, DTH and DTT complementarity, video turnaround and Occasional Use services. Loopback capabilities between EUTELSAT 70B’s Europe and Asia beams have enabled a video gateway to transmit content between the two continents. This brings service providers access to a potential 600 million people within the satellite’s high-performance South East Asian footprint, which includes Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Australia. The satellite’s orbital location also allows a double-feed solution with neighbouring hotspots, to maximize content choice for audiences.