Media Networks powers Movistar's satellite Internet in Chile
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 11 June 2014
Chile's Movistar is to launch a satellite Internet service supported by Media Networks' platform iSAT-Ka.
The communication service is to cover the central area of the country, including the capital district of Santiago.
Movistar's offer includes packages of 2Mbps, 3Mbps, 4Mbps and 6Mbps between the cities of Illapel in the north of the central area and San Fernando, south of Santiago. "We are pleased to see that satellite Internet has become a reality in Chile, thanks to Movistar's bet on our platform," said Gustavo Arditti, Media Network's director in Chile. "iSAT-Ka has a huge potential to complement the coverage offered by other networks and it's essential to warranty the universal access to broadband in the region."
The service powered by Telefónica's B2B unit is already operational in other areas of Latin America and will be launching in other markets soon, confirmed Arditti. The satellite Internet platform is operating in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and, now, Chile.
Media Networks has been reinforcing its service power over the last few years by building two satellite gateways, one in Arica, Chile, and another in Laredo, US. In addition, a monitoring centre in Peru's capital Lima opened last year to control all the region's operations.