October 29, 2014
Both companies support their positive collaboration with an agreement to extend the services of the platform Digistar VSAT in the North-East of the USA and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico across the satellite Amazonas 2.
HISPAMAR is the Brazilian affiliate of the HISPASAT Group.
SATCOM Digital Networks, LLC and HISPAMAR, Brazilian affiliate of the HISPASAT Group, have reached an agreement for satellite capacity on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft located in the 61º west orbital position. The new multi-year agreement allows SATCOM to expand its Digistar VSAT platform which delivers Voice and Data services to the gas fields in the Northeastern US, as well as new markets in the Gulf Coast and other growing areas of exploration. The new contract will provide SATCOM with a multi transponder access plan for extended capacity and flexibility for its industry-leading VSAT platform.
The Digistar VSAT broadband service connects customers in some of the most remote regions and provides multiple solutions to their communication needs. Digistar satellite broadband services can be deployed almost anywhere, making them ideal for business continuity and connectivity in remote, hard to reach locations or temporary sites as found in the Gas and Oil exploration industry.
“After operating on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft for the past year it is clear that this bird has a tremendous presence and HISPAMAR has been a great partner in expanding our reach in the gas and oil space. The new agreement will allow us to better serve our customers and provide a pathway to expand into lateral markets with the Digistar system”, said SATCOM founder and CEO David Chisholm.
“It has been a pleasure to work with SATCOM on this exciting initiative. The expansion of the satellite corporate network segment is a fundamental objective for the growth of the HISPASAT Group in the United States market. I am pleased that SATCOM is satisfied with Amazonas 2 satellite performance and extremely happy with the expansion of SATCOM oil and gas network”, said Ruben Levcovitz, HISPAMAR’s Business manager for North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
About SATCOM Digital Networks
SATCOM Digital Networks, LLC (SDN) offers unique satellite broadcast services targeting business and institutional markets. Operating both VSAT and IPTV platforms, SDN has been an industry leader for nearly 30 years, SDN has delivered broadcast services for Fortune 500 enterprises as well as state and federal government agencies. SDN provides project management and installation services for multiple networks, many with diverse downlink locations. The SDN leadership team is assembled from industry professionals with over 100 years of experience in RF broadcast, CATV, satellite and IT technologies.
About HISPASAT Group
HISPASAT Group is composed of companies with a foothold in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR sells its services. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue in its sector, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.