The global coverage offered by Hispasat in its three largest regions of operation (North and Central America, South America and EMEA) enable the company to offer top-quality, efficient and high availability mobility services.

Space capacity services for mobility are divided into three main groups in relation to the target markets:

  • Maritime: For commercial vessels, fishing boats, oil rigs, yachts, etc. In this sector it is worth mentioning the positive contributions of Hispasat to maritime routes in the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Ground: Trains, buses and other ground transport. In this market it is worth highlighting HISPASAT as a leading provider of mobility solutions in the railway sector.
  • Aeronautical: Commercial and military aeroplanes, UAVs and helicopters.


Satellites are key in providing onboard connectivity services. HISPASAT offers services in different segments of this market such as commercial aviation, defense and security.

Europe and Latin America are the markets with the largest percentage of growth in upcoming years both in commercial as well as private aviation.

Additionally, 80% of airlines invest in initiatives to offer a personalized experience to their passengers which leads them to provide connectivity services such as onboard WiFi to improve the user experience.

Hispasat offers space capacity in the aeronautics market both in Europe and in America, where it works with commercial and governmental customers. Likewise, Hispasat has recently announced the launch of the new Amazonas Nexus satellite, which includes a Ku HTS payload especially designed for this market.

Sources: Euroconsult 2019.


The use of satellite technology allows broadband services to be implemented more quickly in the railway sector.Satellite connection ensures the continuity of the service throughout the train journey, even in locations where terrestrial networks do not reach.

With more than 10 years of business experience in the railway market, Hispasat has launched the new generation of satellite connectivity services for trains based on three pillars:

  • Innovative technology that includes a latest generation antenna designed and certified for railway environments.
  • Mobility services platforms operated by HISPASAT and its partners around the world.
  • Added value services: Video on Demand, TV Multicast, entertainment, and corporate services, etc.


Hispasat collaborates with Telefónica to provide onboard connectivity and entertainment services to the high speed train network in Spain managed by RENFE.

The solution offered to RENFE combines satellite connections with 3G-4G connections throughout the train journey in order to offer the best user experience to passengers. Hispasat features a WiFi access that offers connectivity to more than 400 travelers simultaneously and reaches great broadband access through the combination of technologies as the train moves forward at 350 km/h. The solution additionally live television, a video system that provides trip-related information in real time, an audiovisual content server with the latest movie releases and audio services and a virtual newsstand.

Thanks to satellite connectivity in trajectories like Madrid-Seville, Madrid-Alicante and Madrid-Barcelona, Renfe has 64 connected trains.


The maritime sector is one of the main drivers for growth in the satellite market in upcoming years for operators and service providers. Satellites are the ideal option to offer connectivity in the sea where it is impossible to roll out terrestrial infrastructures.

The potential markets within the maritime sector are:

  • Fishing boats
  • Cruise ships
  • Yachts
  • Freight transport

Hispasat's fleet features optimized coverage in the Ku band to offer efficient, high-quality services available to all the markets in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, north-western rim of Africa, the Caribbean, the coast of Chile and other areas in the Pacific.

With the arrival of the H30W-6 satellite, Hispasathas extended the coverage of its iDIRECT broadband platform to America. This platform can extend the coverage of the maritime service to other areas of the Americas, especially in the Caribbean, where there is a high demand from cruise ships.

Hispasat's global maritime VNO platform allows customers to sign up for managed connectivity services within its satellite coverage regardless of where the ship is located. To do so, Hispasat facilitates the commercial activation of VNO slots in both coverages providing flexible models until the slots are filled.


Hispasat has defined a collaboration program with ISPs from the maritime sector to support the commercialization of mobility satellite solutions under the HISPASAT satellite fleet, thus facilitating onboard connectivity access.

The investment in the antenna is a key factor in contracting the maritime connectivity services, forming one of the main barriers to entry to sign up for the connectivity service in certain sectors. Hispasat's maritime collaboration program consists mostly of financing the antenna for the ISP and a marketing support plan to promote the mobility solution:

  • 100% financing for the antenna, with a limit of €15,000.
  • Financing period of up to 48 months with a 6% interest rate.
  • Contracting space capacity or managed services with a minimum broadband access of 125 Kbps.
  • Marketing support based on the annual wholesale revenues from the ISP for Hispasat


In 2019, in collaboration with the maritime services provider Syntelix, Hispasat defined a catalogue of products to jointly market a pay-per-use business model in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A flexible business model has been developed that reduces the risks for the integrator and distributor of maritime services, thus facilitating the roll out and development of its go-to-market strategy.


In 2019, Hispasat reached agreements with Vodomedia to provide Push VoD services for the maritime market. This solution allows audiovisual contents to be broadcast to boats.

The technical solution is based on QuadriFast technology from Quadrille, who are tasked with pushing content on the receiving device. For the client, all they need is to have a satellite reception antenna and a Set Top Box.

The PushVoD system is fully compatible with traditional television reception installations on boats.

The solution is compatible with i-Direct maritime connectivity services.