Hispasat to deliver video connectivity for Ruta BBVA

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 28 July 2015

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is to provide satellite connection for video and voice to the Ruta BBVA organisation, formerly Ruta Quetzal, for 12 years, while it is in Colombia, where it will head after starting in Spain this week.

In Colombia, Hispasat will provide expedition members and journalists with broadband Internet access via satellite and IP telephone services, allowing them to broadcast information and transmit video and radio signals from their American locations.

"The advanced services and technological solutions offered by the operator clearly show the advantages of satellites for transmitting information to remote areas with geographic obstacles and/or a lack of communication infrastructure," said the company.

The itinerary that Ruta BBVA will follow in Colombia will take the expedition members to some remote areas where satellites provide the only possible solution for establishing communications.

According to Hispasat, Ruta BBVA is a highly valued project because it leads to a cultural and educational exchange and its area of coverage is the Americas, where communications satellites play a fundamental role in reducing the digital gap and connecting people living in rural areas and regions which are hard to access.