Israel-based Harmonic Data Systems, a subsidiary of
says that Europe Online Networks will use its CyberStream
system to power an “Internet in the Sky” satellite service.
Europe Online has chosen the CyberStream TRX 100 Data Gateway
for managing the service, and has also certified other
CyberStream products such as modems and routers for
use by subscribers.
“The increased bandwidth available through the ‘Internet in
the Sky’ system will allow access to a richer, more varied,
broadband Internet,” said Candace Johnson, president of Europe Online Networks.
CyberStream is a complete, end-to-end solution for the provision
of Internet services via satellite or cable. It is DVB/MPE and MPEG-2
compliant, and supports speeds of up to 48 Mbps over satellite
and 52 Mbps over cable.
Europe Online Networks is intending to supply an open standard broadband
Internet service throughout Europe, via the Astra satellite system.
Astra-based television services already reach 27 million
direct-to-home (DTH) dishes and 44 million cable connections.
Harmonic Data Systems’ parent company, Harmonic Inc., is based in