Únete and ViaSat roll out Ecuadorian network

14 Dec 2006

Bolivian ISP Únete Telecomunicaciones has awarded US equipment vendor ViaSat a USD6 million contract for the supply of network infrastructure in Ecuador, writes BNamericas quoting a statement by ViaSat. Únete recently won a concession to install a network of community access telecentres in Ecuador. To provide connectivity for the telecentres the ISP selected ViaSat’s LinkStar DVB-S2 satellite networking system. The contract includes installation and integration of a satellite network hub in Guayaquil and 1,200 LinkStarS2 terminals. Deliveries of the hub, networking equipment and first shipment of broadband VSAT terminals are scheduled for this month, with deliveries continuing into the second half of 2007.