Axesat selects Eutelsat to power South America satellite services


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 04 September 2015

Latin American satellite solutions provider Axesat has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Americas to provide corporate services in key South American countries.

Axesat has chosen the next-generation Eutelsat 115 West B satellite, an all-electric device on track to enter service next month, to support its new expansion phase.

The company will leverage the new satellite's South American footprint that reaches from Colombia to Chile, to enable customers in energy, agricultural, financial, educational and government sectors to remain connected, even in the most remote locations.

"This agreement demonstrates the strength of Eutelsat's fleet for the Latin American market and the benefits Eutelsat 115 West B will bring to the region as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing the most intelligent solutions for our customers in Latin America and beyond," said Patricio Northland, CEO Eutelsat Americas.

"With Eutelsat 115 West B we will be able to consolidate capacity on fewer satellites and at the same time improve the efficiency of our operations," Mauricio Segovia, CEO of Axesat commented. "We look forward to continuing to seek the most efficient solutions with Eutelsat in order to further raise our game in evolving market needs."

The first all-electric satellite in Eutelsat's global fleet intends to take its coverage of the Americas to a new level to offer cost-effective solutions for clients by providing services that include video broadcasting, broadband access and VSAT.