Computerlinks has announced plans to provide parts of its Alvea channel managed services portfolio through newly-launched broadband satellite, HYLAS 1.
The Hylas satellite was launched into space last week from the European Space Agency's Kourou facility in South America and is currently undergoing final testing in orbit before it begins operations.
Built for a satellite comms firm called Avanti Communications and part-funded by the UK government to the tune of £40m, the satellite will deliver broadband to rural areas of Europe that are not scheduled for connection to terrestrial broadband services.
Computerlinks, which was appointed as Avanti's sole distributor earlier this year, will provide business Internet continuity services via HYLAS from February 2011.
The service will enable the channel to deliver solutions designed to eliminate the loss of revenues and productivity caused by a failure in Internet connectivity, said Computerlinks.