ARSAT picks SES-17 for satellite broadband expansion

Leading Argentinian telco ARSAT has announced a deal with SES to utilise its recently launched SES-17 satellite.

ARSAT will use the satellite to deliver affordable and high-quality satellite broadband services for business and residential applications. It will also use SES-17 to accelerate internet connectivity in public schools throughout the country in the framework of an agreement signed with the Ministry of Education.

SES-17 operates at 67 degrees West, and is the only high-performance Ka-band satellite currently operating in the Americas region with full coverage over the Argentine mainland. Its 200 fully flexible beams enable it to provide access to underserved communities across the country. 

Matias Tombolini, president at ARSAT, said: “It is widely recognised that improved connectivity services change people’s lives and transform the way industries operate, bringing far-reaching economic and social benefits. This agreement will allow us to continue providing high performance broadband services to improve digital inclusion throughout our country.”

Omar Trujillo, vice president of networks sales for Americas at SES, said: “ARSAT and SES have enjoyed a fruitful and strategic relationship for more than a decade. We are delighted to support ARSAT in its mission to generate a positive social impact, connecting unserved and underserved regions in Argentina and supporting the needs of young people throughout the country. We’re delighted to further strengthen the cooperation between ARSAT and SES and look forward to working together for decades to come.”


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