The TELES Communication Systems (TCS) area deals with developing and marketing trendsetting infrastructure systems for telecommunications networks. These systems are particularly suited to manage the shift from classical switch technology to VoIP technology taking place all over the world. In the second operating area, called TELES Wireless Broadband Internet (TWBI), TELES markets its patent-protected skyDSL services. The skyDSL services make TELES the technological leader in the field of wireless broadband Internet via satellite for the mass market. They offer download speeds of up to 24,000 Kbit/s. For many people in Europe, TELES skyDSL services represent the only opportunity of profiting from broadband Internet because, unlike terrestrial broadband Internet, skyDSL services are available area-wide - quickly, simply and at a low-cost. And the skyDSL satellites reach beyond Europe, covering markets in the Near and Middle East, for example.