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HISPASAT and GlobalSat offer broadband internet via satellite in 500 rural communities in Mexico

April 19, 2022

Thanks to this service, promoted by the federal agency CFE TEIT (CFE Telecomunicaciones e internet para todos - Telecommunications and internet for everyone), the residents in these towns will be able to enjoy free internet access on their devices through an open WiFi hotspot located in public areas.

MADRID, April 19, 2022. HISPASAT, the Spanish telecommunications satellite operator of the Red Eléctrica Group, has collaborated with the internet service provider GlobalSat in the rollout of satellite connectivity hotspots in 500 remote towns in Mexico, including Durango, San Luis Potosí, Guerrero, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas and Sinaloa. Thanks to this initiative, promoted by the Federal Government through the CFE TEIT, the residents of these towns will be able to enjoy free satellite connectivity on their devices through an open WiFi hotspot located in public areas in these communities.

The technology solution provided by HISPASAT is part of the managed services offered by HISPASAT. Specifically, the operator offers broadband connectivity thanks to the capacity in the Ka band of its Amazonas 5 satellite located in the 61º West orbital position. With this high-performance satellite, GlobalSat and the Mexican federal government can ensure that these communities will have quality internet access, regardless of how remote their location is. The project has been led by GlobalSat, which has provided its experience in integrating satellite solutions with WiFi technologies for rural communities in similar projects with the federal and state governments

Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer of HISPASAT, stated, “we are very satisfied that GlobalSat has chosen us to provide satellite connectivity in these 500 remote hotspots in Mexico. GlobalSat is joining us on this extensive long-term joint project, and we are convinced that this initiative will be a complete success when expanding internet access in these towns.”

For his part, Eric Cataño, CEO and Founder of GlobalSat, added “the excellent performance of the capacity in HISPASAT's Ka band over Mexico will be essential to guarantee quality service like the one these rural areas need. With initiatives like this, we hope to keep contributing with towards a universal, quick and efficient rollout of telecommunications in our country.”

HISPASAT and bridging the digital divide in Mexico

CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos (Telecommunication and Internet for Everyone) aims to guarantee the right for the Mexican people to access information and communication technology, as well as radio broadcast and telecommunications services. According to figures from the National Statistics and Geography Institute of Mexico (INEGI) from 2020, only 50.4% of the rural population use the internet, 27.9 percentage points lower than people located in urban areas. This difference means that it is essential to promote satellite technology in these areas to accelerate their development, stabilize society around equality and definitively bridge the digital divide

In recent years HISPASAT has carried out a variety of initiatives in Mexico focused on this issue. Thanks to its universal coverage and simple deployment, satellites are the ideal option to extend internet access to the most remote towns quickly and efficiently. Therefore, the service provided in these 500 hotspots could be exported not only to any other town in Mexico, but also to any part of Latin America thanks to HISPASAT’s coverage over the region.

About GlobalSat GlobalSat is a Mexican telecommunications company with more than 25 years of experience in the sector. The company is the leading provider of satellite internet access in Mexico for SMEs, corporations and the government as it operates the largest satellite network in the country. Its mission is to provide specialized and reliable business connectivity solutions to any location in Mexico.

Press contact:

Eric Cataño – tel. +52 664 666 1233 - eric.catano@globalsat.com.mx For more information, visit: www.globalsat.com.mx


About HISPASAT

HISPASAT, Red Eléctrica Group’s satellite services operator and provider, offers satellite broadband and connectivity solutions including Internet access, mobility and the expansion of cellular networks, as well as other added-value proposals, to governments, corporations and telecommunications operators in the Americas, Europe and North Africa. It is also a leader in distributing Spanish and Portuguese audio-visual content and broadcasting important digital platforms such as Direct To Home (DTH) television and High Definition Television (HDTV), in addition to managing transportation and audio-visual signals from HISPASAT Peru’s teleport in Lurín. 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.

Press contact:

Iñaki Latasa – tel. +34 638 065 148 – ilatasa@hispasat.es / comunicacion@hispasat.es