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HISPASAT sponsors the VII Apollo Space Contest for school children

• The operator will award the prize in the Research category as part of the “Usefulness and Benefits of Satellites” theme.

• The Apollo Contest, intended for Spanish and Latin American students, is organised by the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), the University of Zaragoza, the Albireo Foundation and the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) of Peru.

Hispamar and Gilat Launch a Satellite-Based Broadband Service in Brazil to Promote High-Quality Internet Access

Both companies are seeking to promote development in regions with poor or no connectivity in Brazil and to help bridge the digital divide.

Hispamar and Gilat will offer the high-value satellite-based Internet access service for residential and corporate use, as well as for additional applications such as mobile network operators.

This will be achieved with Amazonas 3 and 5 Ka-band HTS capacity together with the Sky Edge II-c single platform for multiple applications.

HISPASAT lanza en México servicios de conectividad en banda Ka para extender el acceso a Internet de calidad en el país

• La tecnología desplegada tiene una cobertura que alcanza a 100 millones de mexicanos y permite una instalación técnica sencilla y de menor coste.

• La capacidad del satélite Amazonas 5 en esta banda de frecuencias ofrece mayor potencia en las comunicaciones y unos precios de conexión más reducidos.

HISPASAT unveils the future of satellite television in IBC 2018

At its stand during the fair, the operator will present Pantelio, the new DTH platform, which is broadcast in Slovakia and the Czech Republic through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite.

HISPASAT will also give demonstrations of advanced technological solutions for on-demand video through satellite.

Panaccess launches Pantelio, a new DTH TV platform enabled by Hispasat and Belinter Media

The new platform, available for telecommunications service providers operating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, is distributed through the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite.

Hispasat and Thales Alenia Space team up on stratospheric balloon demonstration for 4G/5G telecom applications

Both companies will carry out tests to connect directly the payload embarked in the balloon with a smartphone in the ground.

Zero 2 Infinity will provide the balloon in this demonstration, while Thales Alenia Space is developing the future full - scale stratospheric airship.

HISPASAT will broadcast the carriage driving show of Ronda (Málaga) in 4K via satellite

Canal Sur TV will transmit this broadcast of the XLII Exhibición de Enganches de Caballos (XLII Carriage Driving Exhibition) of Ronda (Málaga- Spain) in 4K HDR and also in HD.

This is the first transmission from TV channel of an autonomous community in 4K HDR and with HLG technology. This combination of technologies enhances the images, achieving a colour depth that is much greater than normal.

HISPAMAR presents its three new satellites and its portfolio of audiovisual services in the SET Expo 2018

The new satellites are ideals for video and DTH transmissions, especially the Amazonas 5, which is in a very favourable orbital position and has capacity in the BSS Ku band, an optimised frequency to provide television services, much less susceptible to interference.

In addition to the investment in new satellites, the company has entered into several partnerships with technological companies to promote innovation and expand its audiovisual portfolio.

Hispasat and Gilat Partner to Commercialize High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Capacity of Amazonas 3 and 5 satellites over Brazil

• This partnership for delivery of consumer broadband and enterprise services, with potential revenue estimated at tens of millions of dollars, will provide high quality connectivity to remote areas thus reducing the digital divide in the country.

The town of Magaña, in Soria, is in the final stretch of the yearlong free Internet access award conceded by Hispasat and Eurona

• Magaña has now enjoyed one year of free digital connection, the prize the town won in the #enREDatupueblo contest held by the Spanish satellite operator to provide connectivity to an unconnected town.

• The inhabitants of the village will enjoy satellite internet connection at 30 Mbps for one more month so that all residents can continue to enjoy the service during the vacations in August.

• The residents can keep the service if they want to thanks to the offer provided by Eurona

Hispasat and LeoSat Sign Strategic Investment Agreement

LeoSat’s constellation will provide unique seamless satellite-based VPN with low fiber-like latency to grow data and mobility markets.

This agreement enables Hispasat to strengthen and expand its geostationary fleet satellite services and ensure its position in the face of data volume growth.

HISPASAT will provide the satellite broadcast of Lucia di Lammermoor from the Teatro Real

- Donizetti's opera will be offered tomorrow, at 9:30 p.m., in numerous plazas, museums and cultural centres throughout Spain thanks to the Spanish satellite operator.

- This is the fourth satellite broadcast that HISPASAT has offered from the Teatro Real, after l Puritani, Otello and Madama Butterfly.

HISPASAT participa en el proyecto “Journalism Innovation Hub” de RTVE para impulsar la transformación digital de los informativos

- Las primeras pruebas de este sistema de transmisión y tratamiento de la información se realizarán en colaboración con el Festival de Teatro Clásico de Almagro.

• El operador aportará su capacidad espacial para dar cobertura por satélite en directo en escenarios de periodismo móvil, especialmente para aquellas situaciones en las que las comunicaciones resultan críticas y las redes terrestres no dispone de cobertura o capacidad suficiente.

Hispasat y Eurona ofrecen acceso a Internet por satélite a 30 Mbps a todos los pueblos de Galicia

• Hispasat, Eurona y FENITEL han presentado hoy en Santiago de Compostela, en un desayuno informativo, ‘Conéctate por satélite’, un proyecto de inclusión digital para ofrecer acceso de calidad a Internet en las poblaciones mal atendidas por las redes de telecomunicación terrestres.

• Más de un millón de personas que residen en las “zonas blancas” de Galicia podrán tener un acceso potente a Internet gracias a la banda Ka de los satélites de Hispasat y a la plataforma de Eurona.

• Este proyecto coincide con el reciente anuncio de ayudas de hasta 400 euros para la contratación de banda ancha fija a 30 Mbps impulsado por la Secretaría de Estado para la Sociedad de la Información y la Agenda Digital.

HISPASAT provides a satellite link to the UCM Summer Courses in El Escorial

• Once again this the operator is collaborating with the Complutense University of Madrid, providing spatial capacity and equipment to broadcast the television signals.

• HISPASAT will offer this service through its H30W-6 satellite.

HISPASAT reúne a las compañías líderes del sector aeroespacial y tecnológico

• Más de 70 ejecutivos del sector aeroespacial y de las telecomunicaciones satelitales debatirán acerca de los cambios vividos en los últimos años y de la importancia de la innovación como agente generador de nuevas oportunidades de negocio

• Por primera vez, el Encuentro contará con la presencia de startups dedicadas al ámbito satelital con el fin de incorporar a los debates la visión más disruptiva que aporta el Nuevo Espacio

HISPASAT distribuye un dividendo de 16,1 millones entre sus accionistas

• Last year the Spanish operator earned 235.1 million Euros in revenues, 2.7% more than in the previous fiscal year.

• The guaranteed long-term satellite capacity contracts (back-log) stands at 4.4 times the company's annual revenues

El satélite H30W-6 llega a su posición orbital y entra en servicio operacional

The satellite is located in the 30º West position and has satisfactorily passed the trial period in orbit.
 The H30W-6 has arrived to expand the capacity in the Ka band over Spain and Morocco to offer excellent high speed internet access. It also has transponders in the Ku band, and incorporates a new beam in the C band over America.

 The Hispasat 30W-6 was launched this past March from the Cape Canaveral Spaceport in Florida on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

HISPASAT to broadcast 28 World Cup Matches in 4K for the Portuguese operator MEO

The Portuguese operator will offer the most important World Cup matches in this technology through the RTP1 4K channel thanks to the Hispasat 30W-5 satellite.

Hispasat y Eurona ofrecen acceso a Internet por satélite a 30 Mbps a todos los pueblos de Canarias

• Ambas compañías, en colaboración con la Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información y el Cabildo de Tenerife, han celebrado una jornada informativa en Santa Cruz de Tenerife para presentar ‘Conéctate por satélite’, un proyecto de inclusión digital para llevar un acceso de calidad a Internet a las poblaciones mal atendidas por las redes de telecomunicación terrestres.

• Las más de 373.000 personas que residen en las “zonas blancas” de la provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife podrán tener un acceso potente a Internet gracias a la banda Ka de los satélites de Hispasat y a la plataforma de Eurona.

• Este proyecto coincide con el reciente anuncio de ayudas de hasta 400 euros para la contratación de banda ancha fija a 30 Mbps impulsado por la Secretaría de Estado para la Sociedad de la Información y Agenda Digital.

Hispasat y Eurona ofrecen acceso a Internet por satélite a 30 Mbps a todos los pueblos de Canarias

• Ambas compañías, en colaboración con la Agencia Canaria de Investigación, Innovación y Sociedad de la Información y el Cabildo de Gran Canaria, han celebrado una jornada informativa en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria para presentar ‘Conéctate por satélite’, un proyecto de inclusión digital para llevar un acceso de calidad a Internet a las poblaciones mal atendidas por las redes de telecomunicación terrestres.

• Las más de 324.000 personas que residen en las “zonas blancas” de la provincia de Las Palmas podrán tener un acceso potente a Internet gracias a la banda Ka de los satélites de Hispasat y a la plataforma de Eurona.

• Este proyecto coincide con el reciente anuncio de ayudas de hasta 400 euros para la contratación de banda ancha fija a 30 Mbps impulsado por la Secretaría de Estado para la Sociedad de la Información y Agenda Digital.

HISPASAT announces the jury's decision for its 2nd Annual “Female Engineer” Scholarship to attend postgraduate spacial studies

• Margarita Martínez Coves, a student in the last year of the Telecommunications Engineering Degree in the University of Alicante, has been selected as the winner of a 5,000 Euro grant.

• The satellite operator has awarded its second annual scholarship to a female engineer so that she can study a master's degree in the space sector.

• The operator aims to promote the presence of female talent in areas of engineering in order to help more women enter this sector in the future.

Hispasat y Eurona ofrecen acceso a Internet por satélite a 30 Mbps a todos los pueblos de Aragón

• Hispasat, Eurona y FENITEL han presentado hoy en Zaragoza, en un desayuno informativo, ‘Conéctate por satélite’, un proyecto de inclusión digital para ofrecer acceso de calidad a Internet en las poblaciones mal atendidas por las redes de telecomunicación terrestres.

• Las más de 290.000 personas que residen en las “zonas blancas” de Aragón podrán tener un acceso potente a Internet gracias a la banda Ka de los satélites de Hispasat y a la plataforma de Eurona.

HISPASAT signs agreement with the UN to Enter Operational Phase of Crisis Connectivity Charter for Support of Global Disaster Relief

These contribution agreements are the final steps in operationalizing the Crisis Connectivity Charter signed in 2015 between the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) and the Emergency Telecommunications (ETC).

The Charter Signatories are now committing satellite equipment and capacity that will be dedicated for humanitarian purposes during emergency responses.

Since signing the Charter, HISPASAT has provided critical communications in the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

HISPASAT presents its latest audiovisual news in “NAB 2018”

The Spanish operator will show some of its latest audiovisual contents that have been incorporated into the “HISPASAT 4K” television channel in its stand at NAB 2018.

HISPASAT continues to promote innovation and is exhibiting its new satellite reception terminals in its stand.

ESTUAMEB revalida por tercer año su convenio con HISPASAT y con la Fundación Estudiantes

La escuela de baloncesto en silla de ruedas ESTUAMEB estará presente en el partido que enfrenta al Movistar Estudiantes con el Retabet Bilbao Basket el próximo 8 de abril.

Gracias a la escuela, 24 jugadores en silla de ruedas entrenan semanalmente y participan en diferentes competiciones.

Hispasat y Eurona ofrecen acceso a Internet por satélite a 30 Mbps a todos los pueblos de Asturias

• Hispasat, Eurona y FENITEL han presentado hoy en Oviedo, en un desayuno informativo, ‘Conéctate por satélite’, un proyecto de inclusión digital para ofrecer acceso de calidad a Internet en las poblaciones mal atendidas por las redes de telecomunicación terrestres.

• Las más de 190.000 personas que residen en las “zonas blancas” de Asturias podrán tener un acceso potente a Internet gracias a la banda Ka de los satélites de Hispasat y a la plataforma de Eurona.

HISPASAT has opened the 2nd Scholarships for Aerospace Studies for Female Engineers

The operator continues to foster the development of female talent in areas of engineering, aiming to help more women enter this sector in the future.

HISPASAT's "Female Engineer" Scholarship will allow one woman to undertake her postgraduate studies in the aerospace field.

The headquarters of Hispasat and Abertis to turn off their lights for the planet

The HISPASAT and Abertis building in Madrid will join the campaign promoted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Saturday, 24 March.

Abertis' offices in Barcelona will also join the effort.

“Earth Hour” is the largest global initiative to defend the environment.

Última Semana Santa sin Internet para muchos pueblos españoles

• Hispasat y Eurona han puesto en marcha el proyecto de inclusión digital “Conéctate por Satélite” para extender la banda ancha a las zonas rurales de España.

• Ambas compañías se han unido para ofrecer una solución satelital en banda Ka que pretende reducir la brecha digital que sufren los pueblos españoles en estas zonas, que no disponen de conexión a Internet o la tienen de mala calidad.

Hispasat y Eurona ofrecen acceso a Internet por satélite a 30 Mbps a todos los pueblos de Castilla y León

Hispasat ha participado hoy en Valladolid en la jornada “La conectividad a Internet en el medio rural”, donde ha presentado “Conéctate por Satélite”, un proyecto de inclusión digital que desarrolla con Eurona para ofrecer acceso de calidad a Internet en las poblaciones mal atendidas por las redes de telecomunicación terrestres.

Red.es ha participado también en la jornada para anunciar las subvenciones de hasta 400 euros que gestiona esta entidad pública para la contratación de banda ancha fija a 30 Mbps.

Las 800.000 personas* que residen en las “zonas blancas” de Castilla y León podrán tener un acceso potente a Internet gracias a la banda Ka de los satélites de Hispasat y a la plataforma de Eurona.

HISPASAT and Global Skyware develop a solution to provide satellite triple play services

The solution allows television and data services in different frequency bands to be received and transmitted using a single antenna.

HISPASAT and GlobalSat reach an agreement to improve connectivity for SMEs in Mexico

The agreement will benefit the Mexican business sector which will be able to access satellite-based broadband solutions at very competitive conditions to cover its connectivity needs.

The agreement combines connectivity services in the Ku band and the new Ka band from the Amazonas 5 satellite.

Hispasat and Phasor to develop and deploy new antenna for high-speed satellite connectivity to professional vehicles

Phasor’s electronically-steered, flat antenna will link up with Hispasat satellite fleet to provide telecommunications services to commercial land transport vehicles.

HISPASAT to unveil its new satellite during “Washington Satellite 2018”

During the event the Spanish operator will present the H30W-6, the newest satellite in its fleet, which will contribute to decreasing the digital divide in North Africa, Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

Hispasat will also display its latest offering in the Ka band for Mexico and Brazil thanks to the capacities of the Amazonas 5 satellite.

HISPASAT will participate in one of the most important debates in the event and will be present in the fair's exhibition area, with several live demonstrations.

HISPASAT reaches a net profit of 80.5 million Euros

The Spanish operator has managed to consolidate its total revenues, 235 million Euros, in a complicated year for the satellite market.

The EBITDA margin continues to be above 80%, among the highest in the sector.

The guaranteed long-term satellite capacity contracts (back-log) stands at 4.4 times the company's annual revenues.

Successful launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite from Florida (EEUU)

HISPASAT’S new communications satellite, which was launched by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is now in space.

Hispasat 30W-6, located at the 30° West orbital position, will provide a wide range of telecommunications services to Europe, America and North Africa.

HISPASAT receives the “Talent without gender” prize in the EJE&CON Awards

The Spanish Association of Female Executives and CEO's has awarded the prize to the company in the SME category.

The operator promotes and encourages initiatives that favour diversity in the STEM field.

Hispasat 30W-6 satellite to be launched tonight from Cape Canaveral

​The satellite will be put into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, after the fairing’s pressurization system incident was solved.

The launch is scheduled for 06:34 Spanish time.

Hispasat will be the satellite operator for a project that will make Barcelona a hub for 5G testing in Europe

The Spanish operator will form part of a team that will perform tests to define hybrid infrastructures intended for 5G services and to measure indicators.

The proposal, presented by the European Commission, involves a consortium of more than 40 companies and public and private organisations.

Hispasat is also participating in other projects involving the integration of telecommunication satellites in 5G ecosystems that are beginning to be developed.

Delay in the launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 satellite

SpaceX reports additional testing on the fairing’s pressurization system of the launcher.

Hispasat 30W-6 satellite to be launched on Sunday from Cape Canaveral

- It will be put into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

- The launch is scheduled for 06:35 Spanish time.

Hispasat and Eurona will bring satellite broadband services to all parts of Spain

Both companies have agreed to market the Ka-band capacity of the Hispasat 36W-1 and Hispasat 30W-6 satellites to bridge the digital divide in areas underserved by terrestrial telecommunications networks.

The agreement coincides with the announcement of the Secretariat of State for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda to offer subsidies of up to 400 euros for the procurement of fixed broadband services at 30 Mbps.

Eurona thus becomes the operator with the greatest satellite capacity in Europe, and it was the first accredited operator to qualify for this aid.

The Hispasat 30W-6 satellite arrives at the Cape Canaveral space centre

HISPASAT’s new satellite has passed all the tests during the construction process and is now in the SpaceX launch base.

Hispasat 30W-6 is expected to be sent into orbit in February 2018.

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