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Amazon’s Kuiper Constellation to Connect Latin American Countries With Vrio Deal 

By Rachel Jewett | June 13, 2024
From left: Rajeev Badyal, vice president of Project Kuiper; Darío Werthein, president of Vrio Corp.; and Panos Panay, senior vice president of Amazon Devices & Services. Photo: Business Wire

From left: Rajeev Badyal, vice president of Project Kuiper; Darío Werthein, president of Vrio Corp.; and Panos Panay, senior vice president of Amazon Devices & Services. Photo: Business Wire

Amazon’s Kuiper satellite constellation will provide connectivity in Latin America through a new deal with Vrio Corporation, the parent company of DirecTV Latin America and Sky Brasil.

Under the agreement announced Thursday, Vrio plans to use Project Kuiper’s network to provide connectivity services to residential customers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia through DirecTV Latin America and Sky Brasil. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The companies say this wil provide nationwide coverage in the countries covered, which is not currently possible with terrestrial infrastructure. The agreement covers an area with a total population of approximately 383 million people, including approximately 200 million people the World Bank estimates are still not connected to the internet.

Vrio is working to bridge the technology gap and the digital divide in Latin America with this agreement, Vrio President Darío Werthein commented. 

“Providing internet access across the region ensures the development of communities; and that is a commitment for our company,” Werthein said in a release. “We look forward to bringing the benefits of affordable internet access and connectivity to more communities to reach further with a service that will revolutionize the way people connect.”