Hughes, Intelsat Rural Cellular Backhaul Services In Brazil
[Satellite Today – 2-28-08] Hughes Telecommunicacoes do Brasil signed an agreement with Intelsat to deliver a managed cellular backhaul solution in Brazil, Hughes announced.
The system, which will be managed by Hughes and employ the HX System, will enable cellular service providers to cost-effectively extend cell networks to rural areas and sparsely populated regions. Intelsat will supply C-band capacity, on Intelsat 901 and other spacecraft in the Atlantic Ocean region.
Separately, Hughes signed a contract with All Systems Satellite Distributors to be a distributor of HughesNet satellite broadband Internet service in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.
Under the terms of the agreement, All Systems will market primarily to retailers in Delaware, Maryland, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
"With the addition of All Systems as a strategic sales channel, we will be able to provide more consumers with a high-speed satellite Internet option," Allen McCabe, assistant vice president of channel sales at Hughes, said in a statement. "All Systems has been a premier distributor in the satellite and consumer electronics industries in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions for years, and we look forward to growing our HughesNet service business with them."