Broadband internet via satellite is coming to 500 rural communities in Mexico thanks to Spanish telecommunications satellite operator Hispasat and Mexican internet service provider GlobalSat.
Hispasat has collaborated with GlobalSat in the rollout of satellite connectivity hotspots in 500 remote towns in Mexico, including Durango, San Luis Potosí, Guerrero, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas and Sinaloa.
This initiative, promoted by the federal government through the CFE TEIT (CFE Telecommunications and Internet for All) initiative, means the residents of these towns will be able to enjoy free satellite connectivity on their devices through an open Wi-Fi hotspot located in public areas in these communities.
The CFE TEIT initiative aims to guarantee the right for the Mexican people to access information and communication technology, as well as radio broadcast and telecommunications services. Satellite technology will play an important part, especially in rural areas, in making this happen.
Hispasat offers broadband connectivity thanks to the capacity in the Ka-band of its Amazonas 5 satellite located in the 61º West orbital position. With this high-performance satellite, says Hispasat, GlobalSat and the Mexican federal government can ensure that the 500 targeted communities will have quality internet access, regardless of how remote their location is.
This project has been led by GlobalSat, which, say the partners, has provided its experience in integrating satellite solutions with Wi-Fi technologies for rural communities in similar projects with the federal and state governments