- Laurence Russell
ISP start-up XtndNet brings innovative 50Mb satellite broadband to underserved UK & Irish users
XtndNet, a radically new broadband ISP targeting under-connected consumers will showcase their solution for rural and under-connected users at Connected Britain 2022. XtndNet offers a hybrid service that combines ADSL, mobile data, and satellite to bring high speed internet to rural locations in the UK - customers at the edge of broadband coverage range of under 10Mb and no options available.
Features of the breakthrough service solution will be shown during Connected Britain 2022’s “The Future of UK Connectivity” conference and expo, Sept. 20 – 21, London, at XtndNet Stand #S206.
Powered by Arabsat's BADR-7 high-throughput satellite and based on Forsway's Xtend platform, XtndNet offers users 50 Mb download speeds. Many consumers in under- connected locations – more than 100,000 in the UK according to OFCOM – have under 3 Mb and no other options for an affordable, fast, and reliable broadband connection. The XtndNet service is available now in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and will expand to Germany, Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Africa in the next year.
“There are more than 100,000 households throughout the UK without an adequate broadband connection. Those people are left behind – as everything from government services to grocery shopping and television now rely on broadband connectivity,” says Travis Mooney, CEO at XtndNet. “Our service uses a satellite download to immediately remedy this challenge for users throughout the UK and Ireland; simply point a dish, install a router, and we can provide almost anyone an immediate upgrade, bridging the digital divide.”
“We are excited to showcase the XtndNet solution at Connected Britain and demonstrate how easy it can be for ISPs to extend their service offering to rural, underserved areas – with no investment required.”
Details of the robust, cost-efficient XtndNet hybrid service
Business benefits for resellers and ISPs: XtndNet helps ISPs reduce churn through a zero-Capex access platform, available immediately. XtndNet can be offered as an ‘add-on’ or to ‘boost’ existing broadband offerings. XtndNet can also be tapped by Video-OTT service providers struggling today with poor connectivity.
Reseller or ISP leverage: No investment in infrastructure is required. XtndNet services can be seamlessly offered as a complementary service to end-users lacking robust connectivity, creating a “stickiness” factor for underserved users. Billing, provisioning, and specialist end-user support are included. XtndNet also provides resellers and ISPs sales & marketing, technical and operational support to launch their local services.
Benefits for end-users: XtndNet is an easy-to-use, revolutionary connection for underserved areas. We offer five-star customer service, with an affordable, always available broadband connection. Our 12 Gigabit Space Superhighway is powered by satcom leader Arabsat. Arabsat’s BADR-7 satellite has coverage of the following European countries: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Baltics, Norway, and Sweden.
Download speed, the delay or latency: Download speed is up to 50 Mb which provides capacity for end-users to enjoy high-value content such as video streaming services.
XtndNet provides individual wholesale satellite broadband internet access services to resellers (e.g., DSL providers), which may be taken to market by the reseller under their own brand. It is a one-way service via satellite using existing broadband services for the return channel requests.
The service is offered as a one-stop shop for terrestrial providers to improve rural broadband performance. BADR-7, made by EADS Astrium, was launched in 2015 and operates at the orbital position of 26 degrees East. The satellite uses several Gateway locations, which are all based in Europe. The Gateways bridge terrestrial broadband services with the satellite via well-equipped ground stations using Ka and Ku band.