Hispasat eyes LATAM audiovisual growth on Intelsat 34
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 11 September 2015
Through the Intelsat 34 satellite which launched last month, Hispasat aims to strengthen audiovisual broadcasting services in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, under an agreement inked in 2014 between the two operators.
The Spanish satellite telecoms operator will continue to drive services offered from the 55.5º West orbital position. Through Intelsat 34, "the operator will strengthen its position in this crucial region, with a strong focus on Brazil, and continue to meet the growing demand for telecommunications services in Latin America," said Hispasat in a statement.
The 2014 agreement saw Hispasat's satellite Amazonas 1 joining Galaxy 11 to offer new capacities for both companies' clients, especially regarding audiovisual services in the region. So far, this collaboration has enabled the companies to grow and optimise their respective assets, thus expanding their business possibilities in Latin America.
Intelsat 34 has now become the replacement for these satellites, providing continuity to the services offered and bringing new capacity.
The new satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral on an SSL-1300 platform, has a lifespan of up to 15 years and its payload has capacity on C-band and Ku-band. Hispasat will market a part of the Ku-band capacity, through which it will mainly focus on audiovisual services oriented towards the Brazilian market.