EU: Europcar to equip cars with TV & radio services from Solaris Mobile

Solaris Mobile, the Dublin based operator of new hybrid satellite and terrestrial wireless networks across Europe today announced a major new partnership with Europcar (a leading car rental company across Europe).

Europcar will showcase next generation communication services installed by Solaris Mobile in a small selection of cars in Paris. In a first instance, Europcar will be equipping a handful of cars with TV and radio services either via devices located in the vehicles or directly in the embedded car multimedia systems. In addition, Europcar vehicles currently driven by Solaris Mobile employees have also been equipped with the system.

A demonstration of the newly equipped cars and their communication capabilities will be available at the Solaris Mobile stand in The App Planet, Hall 7, Stand 7G4 at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, 15-18 February 2010.

Solaris Mobile, a joint venture between Eutelsat and SES-Astra was set up in 2008 to develop next generation mobile communication services.

The company intends to deploy a hybrid satellite and terrestrial network enabling the provision of mobile television, radio and data channels as well as broadband and voice communication services to be delivered to mobile phones, portable terminals and in-vehicle devices.

Learn more about Solaris Mobile here.

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