By leveraging the capacity of SES-17, ARSAT will improve access to affordable, high-quality satellite broadband services for commercial and residential applications. In addition, 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.
“It is widely recognized that improving connectivity services changes people’s lives and transforms the way industries operate, bringing tremendous economic and social benefits. This agreement will allow us to continue to provide high-performance broadband services to improve digital inclusion throughout our country,” said Matias TomboliniPresident of ARSAT.
“ARSAT and SES have had a fruitful and strategic relationship for more than a decade. We are excited to support ARSAT in its mission to generate positive social impact, connecting unserved and underserved regions in Argentina and addressing the needs of young people across the country.,” said Omar Trujillo, vice president of network sales 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..”