ViaSat Provides LinkStar Broadband VSATs To Velconet Argentina Expansion
Norcross, Ga.-based ViaSat [VSAT] recently supplied a LinkStar broadband satellite communications system for Velconet S.A., a privately owned Argentine company. Velconet will use the LinkStar networking platform to expand the reach of broadband services in Argentina. Though the country’s larger cities have good access to data services, the more rural, agricultural areas inland have not had efficient access until now.
In this first stage, installation of LinkStar remote subscriber terminals is underway. Velconet already is an established customer of ViaSat, now complementing its mesh architecture LINKWAY multi-service VSAT system with the new hub-based LinkStar system.
“Though telecommunication service markets are unregulated in Argentina, only a small percentage of the population is able to take advantage of those services,” said Jorge Vespoli, vice president of global sales and marketing for ViaSat.