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HISPASAT will provide a connection to 8,700 public spaces in rural areas of Mexico

19 May 2015

HISPASAT, has signed an agreement with the Mexican telecommunications company GlobalSat to provide broadband Internet access to more than 8,700 public spaces in rural or remote Mexican towns and villages. This number encompasses three of the four areas that form part of the 10K Network, an initiative of the México Conectado project, which was set up by the Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT). This network aims to provide Internet access to more than 10,000 schools, health centres, libraries, community centres and other public facilities in Mexico located in towns and villages that do not have broadband connectivity.

Since 2013, the HISPASAT Group’s Amazonas 2 satellite has been delivering services to the 10K network in the fourth area, which covers almost 1,700 points.

Thanks to this new multi-transponder agreement with GlobalSat, the Amazonas 2 and 3 satellites will now offer the necessary capacity over the next few years to provide a broadband connection to the communities where these spaces are located, and give Internet access to the villages found there.
Ignacio Sanchis, Chief Commercial Officer of HISPASAT, thanked GlobalSat for "the trust placed in HISPASAT with this agreement. This project consolidates HISPASAT's leadership in digital inclusion programs in Mexico and, more broadly, in Latin America as a whole".