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.
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.