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SES to Connect More than 500 Sites in Colombia With INRED 

By Rachel Jewett | May 6, 2024

SES to connect more than 500 sites in Colombia with INRED. Photo: SES

SES is expanding its work with Colombian connectivity provider INRED to connect more than 500 homes, schools, government entities, and habitants in the Amazonas. This supports the Colombian government’s Amazonas Digital initiative. SES announced the deal on Monday. 

INRED will leverage SES’s Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites to connect the city of Leticia and other rural areas in Amazonas. SES has previously worked with INRED to connect nearly 1 million people in 1,300 sites across Colombia with free Wi-Fi access. 

“Having a long-term partner such as SES, who operates satellites in both geostationary and MEO orbits and knows our connectivity needs well, we have full trust in SES offering the most ideal satellite network to pave the way to a better social and economic future for the people of Colombia,” says John Ureña, Chief Executive Officer of INRED.

Colombia unveiled a new national digital strategy in February 2024 with the goal to increase internet access and bridge the gap between urban and rural access to connectivity.