ARSAT, Hughes to deploy rural satellite broadband solution

19 Oct 2016

Argentinean state-backed telco ARSAT has enlisted US-based Hughes Network Systems to deploy its JUPITER-branded system to deliver high speed satellite broadband connectivity to up to 3,000 underserved rural communities. Hughes will provide ARSAT with gateways and VSATs that will operate over the ARSAT 1 and ARSAT 2 satellites. A particular area of focus is digital inclusion of educational facilities, and in the initial phase approximately 1,000 terminals will connect rural schools to the internet. Dr. Rodrigo de Loredo, president of ARSAT, commented: ‘Argentina has one of the highest rates of internet connectivity in Latin America, but mostly in urban areas. We are working to build on that by improving the quality and accessibility of service across the country, particularly rural areas.’

Argentina, ARSAT, Hughes Network Systems (HughesNet)