HISPASAT, GlobalSat team up for Mexican broadband project

27 May 2015

Spanish satellite provider HISPASAT has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Mexican telecom firm GlobalSat to provide broadband 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 set up by the Mexico Conectado project, which was itself set up by the Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT).

The new satellite 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 currently have broadband connectivity. Since 2013, the HISPASAT Group’s Amazonas 2 satellite has been delivering services to the so-called ‘fourth area’ identified by the 10K Network, which covers around 1,700 points.

Mexico, GlobalSat (Mexico), HISPASAT