March 31, 2016
o The operators will provide improved communications for the race, stream the arrival to finish line and, for the first time ever, make Internet available for participants in this 2016 edition.
o Satellites are the only solution to guarantee telecommunication services in geographic locations such as the Moroccan high mountains and desert, areas this legendary cycling competition passes through.
Madrid, 31 March 2016. Spanish satellite communications operator HISPASAT and QUANTIS – through its Moroccan subsidiary NORTIS – a leading operator in data, voice and satellite Internet services in Spain and Morocco, have reached an agreement with Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin – one of the most spectacular and gruelling multi-stage mountain bike challenges on the planet – to become the race’s technology sponsors and provide needed satellite connectivity for the competition.
This agreement will facilitate communications for the race’s organisers and for journalists. Moreover, for the first time ever in the history of this sporting event, it will allow riders to use the Internet at the camps, and will stream their arrival to the finish line live on the Titan Desert webpage, at www.titandesert.com.
Thanks to the powerful satellite telecommunications solution provided by HISPASAT and Quantis-Nortis, Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin will have satellite Internet at their camps this year, allowing participants to connect with friends and family and to update their social network profiles.
The race takes place in the Moroccan desert, and the camps are located in remote areas where there is no connectivity. However, HISPASAT’s satellite capacity, which has excellent coverage over Morocco, and the advanced connection systems provided by Quantis-Nortis, will guarantee high-quality telecommunications services for both, organisation and participants, which until this year had not had connectivity during the race. A Wi-Fi zone will also be set up for the riders.
These Internet services will also be used as a security tool by the race’s management, and will allow the more than 20 media organisations covering the competition to send information, photos and videos to their respective media outlets at top speed. This connectivity will likewise enable broadcasting for television programmes and allow images to be sent in for TV news reports.
What’s more, a camera will be installed at the finish line of each stage and provide live coverage of the cyclists’ arrival, which will be streamed on the website of Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin.
The eleventh edition of the Gaes Titan Desert by Garmin will be held from 24 to 30 April and include more than 400 participants who have accepted the challenge to take on the mountains and desert of Morocco as a part of this highly competitive adventure.
About HISPASAT Group
HISPASAT Group is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. 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 also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.
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About QUANTIS GLOBAL
QUANTIS GLOBAL is a leading operator in satellite telecommunications, Internet, voice, data and television services, as well as in maritime services for government, companies and private individuals, both in the Spanish market through QUANTIS and in the Moroccan market through NORTIS.
QUANTIS GLOBAL provides services in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, with subsidiaries in Morocco, Ivory Coast and the Dominican Republic.
In Morocco, QUANTIS has a subsidiary called NORTIS, which is a licensed VSAT operator in the country.
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