Brazil's JCP goes live with Gilat satellite

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 18 March 2015

Gilat Satellite Networks' SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam network has gone live at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based BRASTRADING.

With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise, and the maritime and aviation mobility markets.

"Our VSAT platform is live, serving our initial customers over our KA band service package on the EUTELSAT E3b satellite and is operating perfectly," said Wagner Moura, CEO of JCP and president of BRASTRADING. "We believe there is a large opportunity for Ka-band in Latin America, to extend Wi-Fi, LTE over IP and for content distribution. A major operator recently spent $2 billion to connect one million people via a fibre optic network. By using our satellite network, they could connect the next million people, at one third the price and in a fraction of the time."