Yahsat, Hughes Joint Venture Begins Operations in Brazil
Hughes Network Systems and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), commenced a joint venture to provide satellite broadband services in Brazil on Friday. Operating under the name Hughes do Brasil, the new venture combines Hughes’ experience delivering satellite networks and services in Brazil with Yahsat’s capabilities in the region.
In addition to services over the Hughes 65 degrees West and Hughes 63 degrees West satellites, Hughes do Brasil now offers services over Yahsat’s Al Yah 3 Ka-band satellite. The company will deploy additional Jupiter System ground network technology to deliver services over the Yahsat satellite across the country.
Hughes owns 80 percent of Hughes do Brasil, and Yahsat owns 20 percent. The venture was announced in May 2019, during the SATELLITE 2019 conference.
“The partnership further leverages our commitment to bringing unserved and underserved communities and businesses throughout Brazil the many essential advantages of connectivity,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes.