Hispasat, Satlink Provide Maritime Connectivity in Europe, Latin America
Telecommunications company Satlink chose HISPASAT to strengthen its satellite connectivity solutions — specifically its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) — portfolio in Europe and Latin America. This new solutions will be provided through the operator’s platforms in Bogotá (Colombia) and Arganda del Rey (Spain).
Using Ku-band VSAT terminals pointed to HISPASAT’s satellites located at 30 degrees West orbital position, merchant vessels, ferries, yachts, and sand fishing boat companies should be able to enjoy high-capacity connectivity on their ships. This aims to allow them to offer applications such as internet access for the crew and passengers and links to receive television, emergency services and telephone solutions.
José Antonio Guerra, HISPASAT’s sales office manager, stated that “we are very proud to rely on Satlink in order to reinforce our presence in the maritime mobility sphere, one of the fields with the greatest potential for growth in satellite telecommunications in upcoming years, and one where Satlink has a powerful presence”. Jean-Paul Geelen, Satlink’s satcom division director, added that “with this agreement, Satlink is expanding its service options for the maritime sector where we have acquired a great deal of experience thanks to the applications that are benchmarks in the sector today. HISPASAT’s High Throughput Satellites (HTS) will be able to offer new connectivity solutions specific for every type of vessel. We hope to achieve the same recognition as we have with the rest of our portfolio”.