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HISPASAT and Ovzon extend their collaboration in portable connectivity services to the North American market

January 13, 2022

The two companies have expanded their strategic collaboration agreement to North America, where they will provide Ovzon’s services using capacity from HISPASAT's fleet.

This agreement complements the joint offer of the two companies, already present in Latin America and Europe

MADRID, 13 january 2022. HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite-based communications operator of the Red Eléctrica Group, and Ovzon, a Swedish connectivity services company, have expanded their agreement to jointly offer the high-capacity portable broadband solution in North America which the companies have been providing in Europe and Latin America since 2019.

This expansion of the collaboration between the two companies is the first capacity contract in North America to provide Ovzon’s services. This collaboration will allow customers to rely on a connectivity solution that includes the latest generation Ovzon’s portable terminals, the Ovzon T6 the highperformance capacity from HISPASAT’s fleet. This service is in addition to the ones that both companies are already offering jointly.

This new service is the latest in a series of recent options in which the Ovzon Service, including Ovzon portable terminal and HISPASAT’s satellite capacity, has enabled solutions to be rolled out in highly demanding settings. For example, in Colombia -in collaboration with the service provider Bansat-, the National Civil Registry,through the Vulnerable Population Attention Unit, will use the Ovzon terminals to provide portable connectivity to staff who need to travel to remote areas of the country to perform Electronic Administrative tasks for the local inhabitants. This solution has also been unveiled through Gomedia Satcom in Italy for the Italian Fire and Rescue Service to provide regional forestry departments with Ovzon's terminals to deploy in case of emergency.

A safe and versatile portable connectivity solution

The small and easy-to-use advanced portable Ovzon terminal features an integrated antenna and modem which allow it to offer a highly reliable, high-speed and simple broadband connection. Thanks to its small size, its lightweight the terminal is easily transportable. It is also possible to remotely control the terminal from a smartphone or a tablet.

The Ovzon terminal is especially intended for government solutions, innovative multimedia services and for security and emergency needs. As part of this joint solution, HISPASAT is providing its space capacity in the Ku band over Latin America, Europe, and now North America. The solution offered by Ovzon and HISPASAT is available in a single service including the terminal and connectivity with a monthly fee, which removes one of the biggest barriers to entry by allowing clients to save on the investment in the equipment. This flexible and scalable business model can also be contracted with a minimum capacity plan that can be increased when necessary.

About Ovzon

Ovzon is revolutionizing mobile broadband via satellite with the highest bandwidth through the smallest terminals. Ovzon’s end-to-end solutions meets the growing demand of global connectivity for customers with the highest performance requirements including Government, Military, Police, Fire brigade, Maritime, Media and NGOs. The company was founded in 2006 and has offices in Stockholm in Sweden and in Herndon, VA, and Tampa, FL in the United States. Ovzon is publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information about Ovzon, visit www.ovzon.com

Press contact:

Per Norén, CEO, pno@ovzon.com, +1 206 931 7232

About HISPASAT

HISPASAT is the leading satellite operator in Spain and a driver for innovation in the aerospace sector. The company is the main communication link between Europe and America as a broadband and connectivity service provider in America, Europe and North Africa through its companies in Spain and Latin America, where its Brazilian subsidiary, HISPAMAR, is located. HISPASAT is the leader in broadcasting and distributing multimedia content in Spanish and Portuguese, including broadcasts from major digital Direct to Home (DTH) and High Definition Television (HDTV) platforms. These activities make it one of the top companies in the world by revenue in its sector and it forms part of the Red Eléctrica Group.

Press contact:

María Felpeto – tel +34 91 710 25 40 mfelpeto@hispasat.es / comunicacion@hispasat.es