Grupo Pegaso taps Hughes for rural satellite project

18 Mar 2015

Mexico-based Grupo Pegaso has selected US satellite broadband provider Hughes Network Systems to supply its JUPITER System to help bridge the ‘digital divide’ for communities in rural Mexico. Pegaso Banda Ancha, a Grupo Pegaso company, will deliver services over the Bicentenario satellite owned by Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), operating a Hughes JUPITER Gateway and more than 5,000 remote terminals.

Pegaso Banda Ancha, which was created in 1999, offers its services not only in Mexico, but also in the US, Central America and the Caribbean, using HISPASAT satellites and MEXSAT’s Bicentenario satellite. The company claims to be ‘one of the leading satellite connectivity service providers in Mexico’ and claims a 35% share of the satellite broadband sector.