HISPASAT strengthens its offering in the Ka band in Mexico and Brazil

19th July 2018

The new service platforms managed by HISPASAT in Mexico and Brazil are now available.

Thanks to these platforms, Hispasat will offer new broadband services in Brazil and Mexico for different market segments (residential, corporate, mobility and mobile backhaul). These will help to develop access to the internet and to digital services in numerous populations which do not currently enjoy them or do so under insufficient conditions. These platforms will be available for HISPASAT's clients on a VNO (Virtual Network Operator) model in which the service provider independently and autonomously manages its managed capacity. Both platforms are based on GILAT's Skyedge IIC technology, which makes them compatible with a wide variety of applications and user terminals, including options for financing them.

These platforms will use the capacity in the Ka band from HISPASAT's HTS (High Throughput Satellites) in the region which completes the capacity already available for Latin America in the Amazonas fleet of satellites, located in the 61º West orbital position. Both the Amazons 3, which was the first to bring the Ka band to the region, as well as the Amazonas 5, launched last year, offer high quality connectivity for data and internet traffic, thus reinforcing HISPASAT's strategy for the Latin American market.

The HTS satellites have opened up a new era for broadband satellite access, as their architecture is based on multi-spot technology and on reusing frequencies, considerably increasing the transmission capacity. This technology allows for scalability in the market while at the time reducing the service and user terminal costs, making satellites a key element in the development of fixed broadband internet access. Furthermore, the payloads of HTS satellites are evolving rapidly, providing greater efficiency and extra capacity for internet service providers.