ATLANTA … EMS Satellite Networks, a division of EMS Technologies (Nasdaq: ELMG), has signed an agreement with Alcatel Space, a subsidiary of Alcatel (NYSE: ALA), supporting the “DSL in the Sky” DVB-RCS solution proposed by Alcatel Space.

This solution provides satellite operators, telephone companies and Internet service providers with DSL-like capabilities, enabling the providers to offer broadband services to consumers over satellite communication networks.

EMS Satellite Networks will provide Alcatel Space with its Return Link Sub-System and its end-user terminals. Among other key features, the “DSL in the Sky” solution supports a complete service management suite enabling service providers to offer broadband access services to end users located outside land line DSL areas.

“Standards are essential to availability of the low-cost terminals required for wide market acceptance. We are convinced that the DVB-RCS evolution will deliver superior space segment performance,” Didier Verhulst, vice president of the Telecom Systems and Networks activities in Alcatel Space, said in a statement.

“For this reason, when combining Alcatel’s expertise in telecommunication networks and also in operation and support systems with the proven capability of EMS Satellite Networks to deliver DVB-RCS subsystems and terminals, we have a very effective partnership able to deliver superior broadband solutions over satellite.”

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