Argentinian telecommunications leader ARSAT has announced an agreement with SES to use its recently launched SES-17 satellite.
ARSAT will use satellite to provide affordable, high-quality satellite broadband services for commercial and residential applications. It will also use SES-17 to accelerate internet connectivity in public schools across the country under an agreement signed with the Ministry of Education.
SES-17 operates at 67 degrees West and is the only Ka-band high performance satellite currently operating in the Americas region with full coverage of the Argentine continent. Its 200 fully flexible beams allow it to provide access to underserved communities across the country.
Matias Tombolini, President of ARSAT, said: “It is widely recognized that improving connectivity services changes people’s lives and transforms the way industries operate, bringing significant economic and social benefits. This agreement will allow us to continue to provide high-performance broadband services to improve digital inclusion across our country.
Omar Trujillo, Vice President of Network Sales for the Americas at SES, said: “ARSAT and SES have enjoyed a fruitful and strategic relationship for more than a decade. We are delighted to support ARSAT in its mission to generate positive social impact, connecting unserved and underserved regions in Argentina and meeting the needs of young people throughout the country. We are delighted to further strengthen the cooperation between ARSAT and SES and look forward to working together for decades to come.