[Via Satellite 11-06-2014] Hispasat and Gilat have signed two new European Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for their Virtual Network Operations (VNO) program. Euskaltel of the Spanish autonomous community “Basque Country,” and NOS, previously known as ZON Optimus, of Portugal are the new customers. Euskaltel previously ordered Gilat’s SkyEdge 2-c Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) to provide broadband for households beyond the reach of cable, and NOS has placed an initial order for CPE kits as part of a government-funded project.
Hispasat has also recently purchased a SkyEdge 2-c hub for its Arganda Teleport in Madrid with the intent of using it to better serve ISPs. Gilat CEO Erez Antebi said the VNO CPE kit is “future ready” for data rates of up to 40 Mbps.