Under the agreement announced today, financial details of which were not disclosed, the ASTRA2Connect service is available to NASK immediately.
With ASTRA2Connect, NASK will expand its portfolio of services to provide existing and new business customers with satellite based broadband connectivity at low cost.
As a comprehensive IT communications provider for the business market, NASK offers broadband internet access, corporate networks, data transmission, hosting, videoconferences as well as network security services.
We are very proud to have teamed up with NASK to offer ASTRA2Connect to business customers in Poland," said Norbert Willems, Managing Director of ASTRA Broadband Services, SES ASTRA's broadband subsidiary.
Due to the obvious advantages of the offered solution and the positive results of our quality tests, we are convinced that we have chosen the right partner," said Micha Chrzanowski, Director of NASK.
NASK, the leading Polish data networks operator, offers a comprehensive portfolio of services in designing, construction, and maintenance of corporate networks, broadband Internet access, network IT security services, as well as collocation, hosting, telephone connections, and videoconferences.
NASK has been operating in the Polish data communications market since 1991 and today provides service to more than 600 customers, including large enterprises such as Ericsson, Nestle Polska, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa and a number of academic, government and scientific institutions.
We are dedicated to expanding and refurbishing our network to improve the quality and variety of the services we offer and we are continually enhancing our ability to cooperate with the world's leading telecommunications operators," said Krzysztof Silicki, Technical Director at NASK.
After an analysis of available technologies, NASK selected a comprehensive end-to-end network management solution based on Micromuse's Netcool(R) /OMNIbus(TM) application.
5% network availability to the North American Internet market and distinguishes NASK from all other ISPs in Eastern Europe whose connections typically maintain less than 70% network availability.
DIGEX is pleased to provide NASK with the strategic advantage of direct North American Internet access for the provisioning of high-performance Internet services," said Nick Magliato, vice president and general manager of DIGEX's Private Network Group.
A research and development unit established by Poland's State Committee for Scientific Research (KBN), NASK provides Internet services to more than 1,000 universities, scientific institutions, government organizations and private companies.