Telefónica renews its satellite connectivity service with HISPASAT for companies and public agencies in Spain
June 18, 2020
Satellites are the ideal solution to provide resilient, secure connectivity services for corporate areas in remote environments.
MADRID, 18 June 2020. HISPASAT, the Spanish telecommunications satellite operator, has signed an agreement with Telefónica in Spain for the multi-year renewal of the satellite service that the Spanish multinational offers to both companies as well as public agencies.
This way, HISPASAT will continue to offer a service that it has been providing to Telefónica for more than 15 years through the European footprint of its H30W-6 satellite. This service includes, for example, establishing remote connectivity for corporate networks in companies with headquarters located in areas with insufficient or non-existent terrestrial coverage (such as with companies from the energy sector), using satellites as a backup solution to increase the availability of communications in critical public or private centres (for instance in river basin authorities or weather stations), supervising remote industrial or data measurement processes, providing emergency solutions that require connectivity in movement, broadcasting multimedia contents and even applications linked to shopping centres and banking institutions.
This agreement complements the one reached last year to renew the space capacity leasing, also on the H30W-6 satellite, which allows Telefónica to offer Universal Broadband Service via satellite to all corners of Spain.
In opinion of Ignacio Sanchis, HISPASAT CCO, "we are very pleased that Telefónica, the leading operator in the market, has shown its trust in HISPASAT for its offering of corporate services and has thus consolidated the work that we have been developing jointly for a long time. Due to its efficiency, global coverage, and rapid roll out, satellites are an ideal tool for solutions like the ones that Telefónica offers its corporate and public clients in places far removed from urban centres."
For Francisco Panduro, EMEA Sales Manager of Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales, "thanks to HISPASAT's satellite capacity and the teleport that Telefónica owns in Armuña de Tajuña, we are capable of offering professional satellite services based on the specific needs of each of our clients in conjunction with the other technologies that the company offers, which provides added value to all our solutions".
HISPASAT, Red Eléctrica Group’s communications satellite operator, is a world leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries 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 and connectivity services, which include broadband access, mobility and backhaul networks, in addition to other added value solutions for governments, companies and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT –which is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based– 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.