Hughes selected for Mexican satellite initiative

10 Jun 2022

Hughes Network Systems has announced that its JUPITER System platform has been selected by Stargroup, Apconet/Aitelecom, Eutelsat and Globalsat to power satellite connectivity at more than 7,200 sites across Mexico. Additionally, Stargroup says it has secured Ka-band capacity from the Hughes JUPITER high-throughput satellite fleet.

The aforementioned companies were selected to connect community internet access sites by state utility firm Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), which is overseeing the government’s ‘Internet para Todos’ (‘Internet for All’) initiative. The project will see broadband access extended to schools, health clinics and community centres in rural and hard to reach areas of Mexico.