After following a successful DVB-RCS Network Installation and Commissioning as well as Overall System Validation, all the pilots became fully operational. The Corporate Connectivity pilot offered ALUMIL S.A. an ideal way of interconnecting their distant locations and thereby exchange operational data. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicated with 3 of its embassies abroad through VoIP technology.
In Milos Island, there are two WiFi via DVB-RCS Networks operating in the capital (Chora) of the island and the port (Adamas). The Tele-Education and the Tele-Medicine pilots were operated on a live-session basis organised by the Institute AKMI and the Medical School respectively.
Hellas Sat had decided, before the finalisation of the Project, to enter into commercial operation as of January 2006. Hellas Sat net! is the new brand name of the service offerings by Hellas Sat and the initial target market is Greece, Cyprus and the Balkan area. The company, has, from the first year of operation of this new service, exceeded targets set and is looking at making a profitable business out of it in 2009.
Services currently offered commercially range from 512 Kbps to 2Mbps providing the ideal broadband solution for distant places in the countries of the target market.
Still in the framework of the project, Hellas Sat was awarded an extension to design, build and demonstrate a fully mobile Satellite Broadband VAN for the purpose of assisting the marketing effort, gaining the know how in similar applications and developing a market around Mobile Satellite Broadband.
The VAN was successfully manufactured and was used for preliminary demonstrations in 2009. The HOST VAN extension was judged to be very successful up to that point, but it was terminated by mutual agreement in February 2010, due to the lack of resources to perform the planned pilots with the governmental agencies.