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Belgacom pulled plug on Ouranous network

Satellite provider promises 'announcement' on Friday

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Belgacom cut off satellite broadband provider Ouranous Networks the telecoms services company confirmed this week.

Ouranous customers were left high and dry on Wednesday last week when their connections simply failed with no explanation from the company.

The Ouranous website also vanished at the time, but is now back online. The site claims a "general network problem" as the reason for the outage, as well as stating that an announcement will be made on Friday.

However, Belgacom seems quite clear on what's wrong with the Ouranous network.

"We had a commitment with Ouranous, and they have failed to respect that commitment" said a spokesman, though he would not detail how Ouranous failed to lived up to its commitments.

Running a satellite broadband service depends on economies of scale, and it seems that Ouranous may have failed to attract enough Aramiska customers when that company went down. Customers were already complaining about quality of service issues, and for many this will be the final straw regardless of what development Ouranous can announce tomorrow.

Ouranous was not available for comment.®

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