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Hispasat Steps Up Consumer Broadband Plans in Brazil

By | August 2, 2018
Hispasat's recently launched Amazonas-5 satellite. Photo: Hispasat

Hispasat’s recently launched Amazonas-5 satellite. Photo: Hispasat

Hispasat and Gilat Satellite Networks have partnered to commercialize Hispasat’s Ka-band satellite capacity over Brazil. The contract enables Hispamar, a Hispasat subsidiary, to deliver consumer broadband and enterprise services to local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) – increasing internet access to remote areas to reduce the digital divide and promote regional development.

Hispamar will utilize the recently launched Amazonas-5 multi-spotbeam Ka-satellite capacity, as well as Amazonas-3 Ka- capacity, while leveraging Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform, versatile Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) equipment, Network Operation Center (NOC), and field support services.

“Hispasat’s widespread Ka- High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity across Latin America is the perfect fit for materialization of our vision and commitment to deliver quality, plentiful, and affordable broadband to unserved and underserved areas in Brazil and in the region,” Gilat Vice President of Mobility and Global Accounts Ron Levin said.