LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ARSAT, Argentina’s leading telecommunications company, will leverage SES’s recently launched high-performance geostationary satellite (GEO), SES-17, to deliver high-quality connectivity services. “We want to reach all regions of the country,” SES and ARSAT announced today. The multi-year agreement will enable ARSAT to provide reliable broadband satellite services from mid-2022.
By leveraging the capacity of SES-17, ARSAT will improve access to affordable, high-quality satellite broadband services for commercial and residential applications. Additionally, ARSAT will use SES-17 to accelerate internet connectivity in public schools across the country under an agreement signed with the Ministry of Education.
Operating at 67 degrees West, SES-17 is the only high-performance Ka-band satellite currently operating in the Americas region with full coverage of the Argentine continent. The satellite’s 200 fully flexible beams also make it ideal for bringing quality connectivity services to underserved communities across the country.
“Improving connectivity services is widely recognized as changing people’s lives and transforming the way industries operate, bringing tremendous economic and social benefits. This agreement will allow us to continue providing high-performance broadband services to improve digital inclusion throughout our country,” said Matias Tombolini, President of ARSAT.
“ARSAT and SES have had a fruitful and strategic relationship for more than a decade. We are delighted to support ARSAT in its mission to generate positive social impact, connecting unserved and underserved regions in Argentina and meeting the needs of young people throughout the country,” said Omar Trujillo, Vice President of Sales networks for the Americas at SES. “We are delighted to further strengthen the cooperation between ARSAT and SES and look forward to working together for decades to come.”
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We are Argentina’s national telecommunications company with a strong commitment to generating equal connectivity conditions throughout the country. Our geostationary satellites, along with the vast amount of land interconnected by fiber optics and a Tier III data center, make ARSAT a unique and strategic telecommunications gateway in the Southwestern Hemisphere. Further information is available at: www.arsat.com.ar