Satellite operators Hispasat and Intelsat have teamed up to provide better reach in the growing Latin American market.
The pair have agreed to co-locate Inteslat’s Galaxy 11 and Hispasat’s Amazonas 1 satellites at the 55.5° West positon for two years.
Amazonas 1 will provide both operators with new growth capacity at the position over the next two years. Hispasat will use the satellite to deliver services for this year’s football World Cup.
Hispasat and Intelsat will cooperate at the position, sharing orbital resources.
“We welcome Hispasat as a partner at the 55.5° W location. Intelsat has a strong and rich history of providing critical connectivity and content distribution in Latin America. We look forward to working with Hispasat on future opportunities in the region that will further strengthen our combined presence,” said Stephen Spengler, president and chief commercial officer of Intelsat.
“The agreement struck with Intelsat is in keeping with the company’s strategic plan, a cornerstone of which is to target growth through alliances with third parties,” said Carlos Espinós, CEO of Hispasat.
“This deal also enables Hispasat to fully exploit the capability and service life of Amazonas 1 and to operate at a new orbital position, thereby further strengthening the Group’s position in Latin America. This agreement, unprecedented in the history of our company, exemplifies Hispasat’s endeavours to optimise resources in orbit under its new growth plan.”