Gilat Satellite Networks has partnered with satellite firm Hispasat to commercialise the latter’s Ka band satellite capacity over Brazil.
Hispasat is a leading global distributor of content in Spanish and Portuguese. The contract enables its subsidiary Hispamar to deliver consumer broadband and enterprise services to local Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This will enable the delivery of quality internet access nationwide, even to remote areas, with an estimated potential revenue of tens of millions of dollars over a period of several years.
Hispasat and Gilat are joining forces to develop the satellite broadband market in Brazil. Hispamar will utilise the recently launched Amazonas-5 multi-spot-beam Ka satellite capacity, as well as Amazonas-3 Ka capacity, while leveraging Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform, versatile VSAT equipment, Network Operation Center (NOC), and field support services.
Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer at Hispasat, said: “Gilat has proven the superiority of its HTS platform and we are confident that Gilat’s leading technology and services will provide Hispamar with a competitive edge for successful service expansion throughout Brazil. With this joint effort, we will bring high quality connectivity to any point in the country and open the doors to digital world to the people living there.”
Ron Levin, VP Mobility and Global Accounts at Gilat, said: “Hispasat’s widespread Ka HTS capacity across Latin America is the perfect fit for materialisation of our vision and commitment to deliver quality, plentiful and affordable broadband to unserved and underserved areas in Brazil and in the region.”