Hispasat Wins Turnkey LTE Backhaul Deal in Mexico
Hispasat has won a new satellite backhaul deal in Mexico, the company announced April 28. The Spanish satellite operator will provide a satellite backhaul solution for a network of LTE radio stations in more than 60 communities located in remote areas in Mexico. It has been selected by the Mexican communications agency CFE TEIT (CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos – Telecommunications and Internet for Everyone) to jointly promote information and communications, and be involved in this project.
The turnkey service, which includes all the necessary equipment, satellite engineering, installation, configuration, operation, support and maintenance, will make it possible to offer free mobile phone and Internet service in public squares, healthcare centers, hospitals, schools and other community spaces.
“We are very proud to collaborate with the Mexican government through the CFE TEIT on bridging the digital divide in rural areas. Hispasat’s satellite technology and its coverage over all Mexico, as well as our vast experience in rural connectivity projects in the country, make us an immediate, high-quality solution for areas with insufficient or no internet access,” Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer, Hispasat, said in a statement.